Meet With a Medical Marijuana Doctor in South Dakota

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It looks like we are not currently helping patients in South Dakota to get their medical marijuana cards. However, you can easily join our waitlist to be notified when we're booking appointments in your state.

You can also take advantage of our Personalized Consults as a South Dakota resident to better understand how cannabis and CBD may be helpful to you.


Legal Status

Medical Program

Possession Limits

Medical patients


3 oz poss. limit

3 oz purchase limit

Recreational users


State Taxes

Medical patients


Recreational users




How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in SD

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When we’re booking appointments in South Dakota, you will schedule an appointment to see a medical marijuana doctor in SD through Veriheal at a time that is most convenient for you. Provide basic medical history and book your appointment with a licensed medical marijuana doctor. You will need medical records and the doctor(s) can approve any qualifying condition.


Consult with a doctor for 15 mins to evaluate your ailments, and ask any questions you may have about medical marijuana treatment. After the appointment is complete, the doctor will fill out a recommendation form for medical marijuana and approve you. Once you have this you can then use that to apply to the state.


Once you are approved, you’ll register with the state and submit an application. The state will process your application and notify you of your approval and mail your card. Once you have your card in hand, you can begin purchasing from dispensaries.

In South Dakota, patients will need to re-certify their card annually by seeing a licensed physician again. Veriheal will get in touch with you when your certification is approaching its expiration to help you setup a renewal consultation.

The Status of Cannabis Legalization in SD

In recent South Dakota cannabis news, SD1 has passed the Senate chamber and the House Health and Human Services Committee. SD1 adds certain conditions but also removes the ability of patients and others to petition the Department of Health to add additional qualifying conditions in the future. If passed, new conditions could only be added by an act of the legislature.

The legislation looks to add the following conditions: AIDS/HIV, ALS, Multiple sclerosis, Cancer or its treatment, if associated with severe or chronic pain, nausea or severe vomiting, cachexia or severe wasting, Crohn’s disease, Epilepsy and seizures, Glaucoma, or Post-traumatic stress disorder.

In November 2020, South Dakota officially became the first state to simultaneously legalize recreational and medicinal cannabis with the Amendment A and Ballot Measure 26.

Ballot Measure 26, passing by 69% of the vote, legalizes medicinal cannabis and allows cannabis card holders to possess and purchase up to three ounces of cannabis from a licensed dispensary. The state Department of Health will have until October 29, 2020 to enact regulations for the medical cannabis program and will issue cards by November 18, 2020.

South Dakotans narrowly passed Constitutional Amendment A during the November 2020 election with a margin of about 13% of the vote over the opposition. Constitutional Amendment A legalizes the possession, transportation, and distribution of cannabis. With the legalization, adults over the age of 21 can purchase or possess up to one ounce of cannabis. Constitutional Amendment A formally takes effect on July 1, 2021.The South Dakota Department of Revenue will develop recreational licensing regulations by April 2022.

Patient Qualifying Conditions

The state has no program nor qualifying conditions.   


Without a designated statewide program, there are no caregiver laws set up for assisting patients with medical cannabis in South Dakota. 

Possession and Cultivation Limits

There are no definitive possession laws regarding medical cannabis since the state of South Dakota does not have a program. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Does South Dakota refer me to certified medical cannabis physicians?

No, the state does not offer any physician referrals, which is why Veriheal will set up shop in South Dakota when the state approves a medical cannabis program to help patients make appointments with registered physicians.

Veriheal will provide physicians for you once the state approves a program. After meeting with a certified doctor in a virtual video consultation from the comfort of your own home, the doctor will determine your eligibility based on a qualifying condition.

From start to finish, the medical evaluation takes approximately 10-15 minutes.

Places to Visit in South Dakota After Enjoying Your Medicine

Theodore Roosevelt, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and Abraham Lincoln are the face of South Dakota, home to Mount Rushmore. South Dakota is also famous for Badlands National Park and Custer State Park, where bison roam free. Right smack in the middle of America, the Mount Rushmore State is home to underground caves and woodlands once home to Native American tribes. Add in the city of Deadwood, a replica of the Old West, and visiting South Dakota is like stepping back in time. Visitors and locals alike can even travel back further visiting the Mammoth Site in Hot Springs, where more than 60 prehistoric bones have been found. When South Dakota does pass a statewide medical cannabis program, there are plenty of places below to stop and explore on the way to the dispensary.

Mount Rushmore

Likely the most famous mountain in America, Rushmore tells the history of the U.S. with four presidents' faces. According to sculptor Gutzon Borglum, the four presidents represent the most critical events in American history. Washington led the American Revolution, Jefferson was the prominent author of the Declaration of Independence, Roosevelt led the country in the Industrial Revolution, and Lincoln held the U.S. together during the Civil War. Those reasons alone are enough to visit the massive monument. The National Park also offers area activities and attractions for those who travel far and wide to the iconic peak in the park via helicopter rides and kayaking on Horse Thief Lake.

Sertoma Butterfly House and Marine Cove

Feeling fish and watching butterflies flutter all around you is why locals and visitors flock to Sertoma Butterfly House and Marine Cove. The interactive and educational family attraction offers children and adults the opportunity to feed butterflies and take unique behind the scene tours. Along with hosting ever-changing animal exhibits and programs, the site has an animal adoption program, making it possible for patrons to leave with a new member of the family.

Sioux Falls

Between the Sculpture Walk and Arc of Dreams Monument, St. Joseph’s Cathedral, and Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History, there is no reason not to visit Sioux Falls. To get a feel for the tiny metropolis’ history, many see the Pettigrew Home and Old Courthouse Museums and USS South Dakota Battleship Memorial. Others enjoy visiting the city to experience the Washington Pavilion Arts and Science Attractions, popular for performances and events for adults and a space level and water table for children. Of course, Sioux Falls has other excellent entertainment venues, along with some of the best eateries in the state.

Data Last Updated 11/01/2023

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