Waiting on state to make marijuana rules

Published: Jun. 2, 2021 at 6:02 PM MDT
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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) - Both Rapid City and Pennington County had separate meetings today to discuss the implementation of medical marijuana.

Both meetings reached a similar conclusion, there’s not enough rules set by the state in order to properly discuss the matter.

They’re waiting for more information to come out about state-wide regulations in order to discuss how Pennington County and Rapid City will fine tune them to the community’s needs.

Though medical marijuana is meant to be legal in South Dakota July 1, the state is still preparing the parameters for proper distribution.

In the meantime, the city and county are exploring the ways it’s been launched in other states to compare and contrast what’s taken place, hoping to come up with what’s best for the public.

Captain Tony Harrison with the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office is waiting for the rules so he, and his men, can properly enforce the law.

”The county has certain rules like zoning and stuff like that. Some counties don’t have them. So, they’re going to have to recognize what the state does or do something with that. The state has to put the bowling alley lanes in - the bumpers. The cities and the counties can kind of tweak those according to their own individual sets of laws and regulation.”

The state is hoping to have the set of rules and regulations put together by late August or early September.

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