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PTSD Qualifies for Medical Marijuana in South Dakota [Updated 2023]

Did you know that one out of every eleven persons suffers from PTSD, and that women are twice as likely as men to be diagnosed? PTSD patients in South Dakota may now use medicinal marijuana to alleviate their symptoms. Medical cannabis is being studied as an effective therapy option for patients suffering from PTSD. Sleep deprivation, anger, anxiety, and other symptoms are common PTSD symptoms.

How can South Dakota patients with PTSD use  Medical Marijuana as a Treatment?

PTSD, also known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, is not limited to soldiers. Anyone who has observed or experienced a terrible incident in their lives is susceptible to PTSD. Medical marijuana is an excellent therapy choice for anybody suffering from PTSD for a variety of reasons. Prior to the legalization of medicinal cannabis in South Dakota, many PTSD sufferers would use cannabis illegally to assist alleviate nightmares, panic attacks, regulate overwhelming emotions, and reduce self-destructive behavior.

Although more study on PTSD and medicinal marijuana is needed, previous studies have revealed that cannabis may lessen activity in the amygdala, the area of the brain that reacts to fear and danger. Another research found that cannabis may help people forget painful memories. Patients may discover a variety of strain alternatives at South Dakota dispensaries that have been deliberately produced with genetics to assist raise one’s mood, ease anxiety, and help patients return to a calm/relaxed condition.

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Are you suffering from a debilitating medical condition, but don’t know if you qualify? Click Here to see if you may be eligible to obtain your own Medical Marijuana Card to treat your ailment with medical marijuana, which includes both THC and CBD products. 

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Can you buy marijuana in South Dakota yet?

No, marijuana for recreational use is not legal in South Dakota. However, medical cannabis is available for qualified patients. Click here, how to get your south dakota marijuana card.

What is South Dakota’s marijuana policy?

South Dakota allows the use of medical cannabis for patients with debilitating medical conditions. Under South Dakota Law there are 14 conditions that qualify for medical marijuana: Chronic pain, PTSD, and more.

How much marijuana can you have in South Dakota?

Medical marijuana patients in South Dakota can possess up to three ounces of cannabis, including other allowable products. Click here, to learn more about the benefits SD medical cardholders receive

Do you need a medical marijuana card in South Dakota?

Yes, to use medical cannabis in South Dakota, you need to have a medical marijuana card. Medical card appointments can be made online or by calling us to speak with a patient coordinator at (605)961-5711.

Are dab pens legal in South Dakota?

Yes, South Dakota medical marijuana patients are able to purchase dab pens and other concentrates from SD Dispensaries.

Can I get medical marijuana for anxiety in South Dakota?

No, the state of South Dakota does not recognize anxiety as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana, but PTSD qualifies. Learn how to get your SD Marijuana Card by visiting our website online or by calling us to speak with a patient coordinator (605)961-5711.