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A New Patients’ Guide To South Dakota Dispensaries

South Dakota Dispensaries

Everything you need to know about South Dakota dispensaries and the process of getting your medicine into your hands!

Accessing South Dakota Dispensaries

Once you have completed your medical evaluation with a My Marijuana Cards licensed South Dakota doctor and have received your marijuana card from the state, you will be able to purchase medical marijuana products at licensed dispensaries throughout South Dakota.

Understanding Cannabis Cultivation

In order for dispensaries to be operational, they must be able to sell marijuana grown in the state. Currently, there are 25 licenses issued for cultivation/manufacturing facilities in South Dakota:

  1. Shangri-La Cultivation
  1. Genesis Farms, LLC
  1. Black Hills Bud
  1. Center of the Nation Cultivation
  1. 1825 King of Releaf
  1. South Dakota Cannabis Company
  1. Bad River Cannabis
  1. Grassroots Home, Health, and Wealth, LLC
  1. Dakota Cannabliss
  1. Grow Farms
  1. From the Hills
  1. 605 Cannabis, LLC
  1. Pure Bliss Farms, LLC
  1. Five Mile High
  1. Pitbull Acres
  1. Dakota Health and Wellness
  1. Tru Essence, LLC
  1. Native Rootz, LLC
  1. C&R Joint Ventures
  1. Mountainhead Apothecary
  1. Dakota Natural Growers
  1. Dakota Natural Solutions Grow
  1. Royzzz
  1. Groovy Treez
  1. Happy Flower Healing

A cultivation facility is an entity that is authorized to cultivate, process, and package cannabis and sell it to retail cannabis stores, cannabis product manufacturing facilities, and other cannabis cultivation facilities, but not directly to consumers. 

Once the cannabis is cultivated/processed, it is tested, and finally packaged before being sent out to dispensaries, such as South Dakota’s first medical marijuana dispensary, From The Hills, which opened its doors to patients on April 30th, 2022 in Rapid City, South Dakota. 

Cannabis Testing

There are two main reasons medical marijuana is tested in a licensed testing facility before being sold to patients. 

The first reason is to verify that the products are safe for human consumption. The next is to give patients an idea of the potency of the product they are using. 

A cannabis testing facility does just that! It is an entity licensed to analyze and certify the safety and potency of medical marijuana. The testing facility in South Dakota is Cannabis Chem Lab which is located in ​​Flandreau, South Dakota.

Cannabis Chem Lab was founded on November 13, 2020. Their mission is to ensure the safety and accuracy of recreational and medical cannabis products, with the goal to certify every cannabis product sold in South Dakota. 

Each certification includes a certificate of analysis aka ‘COA’,  so the consumers know exactly what they are getting. This analysis is backed up by pending certifications from federal departments such as the Drug Enforcement Agency and the United States Department of Agriculture; as well as private certifications such as A2LA ISO:17025.

South Dakota Dispensaries 

Below you will find a list of all of the dispensaries set to open in South Dakota sorted by location, dispensary name, and the number of locations they plan to open. 

 City                                  Dispensary Name                     # Locations

Aberdeen Dakota Herb, LLC 1
Box Elder Genesis Farms, LLC 1
Brandon Shangri-La Dispensary 1
Brookings Déjà vu SD, LLC 1
Brookings Prairie Grass 1
Brookings Shangri-La Dispensary 1
Butte County Black Hills Bud Dispensaries 1
Butte County Redwater Cannabis Care, LLC 1
Canton Sioux Hempire 1
Deadwood GGG Dispensary 1
Deadwood Greenlight Dispensary 1
Fall River County Dispensary 27 1
Fort Pierre Bad River Cannabis 1
Fort Pierre Black Hills Cannabis Care 1
Fort Pierre Grassroots Home, Health, and Wealth, LLC 1
Hartford Dakota Cannabliss 1
Hartford Genesis Farms, LLC 1
Hartford Unity Road 1
Lake Andes A & A Dispensary 1
Lake Andes Indigenous Budz 1
Lake Andes Rez Kidz 1
Lead From The Hills 1
Lincoln County 605 Cannabis, LLC 1
Lincoln County Shangri-La Dispensary 1
Keystone Dakota Pharma 1
Keystone Puffy’s, LLC 1
Meade County Puffy’s, LLC 1
Minnehaha County Genesis Farms, LLC 1
North Sioux City Kind Care of South Dakota 1
North Sioux City Nirvana SD, LLC 1
North Sioux City Tru Essence, LLC 1
North Sioux City True North Dispensary 1
Oglala Lakota County Native Rootz, LLC 1
Rapid City CC Health 1
Rapid City Genesis Farms, LLC 2
Rapid City Greenlight Dispensary 3
Rapid City Hive Collective, LLC 1
Rapid City Puffy’s, LLC 7
Rapid City Rapid City Cannabis 1
Sioux Falls Canna-Care 1
Sioux Falls Déjà vu SD, LLC 1
Sioux Falls East River Farms, LLC 1
Sioux Falls The Flower Shop, LLC 1
Sioux Falls Genesis Farms, LLC 1
Sturgis Puffy’s 1
Tea Pure Bliss Cannabis 1
Veblen Mountainhead Apothecary 1
Vermillion Dakota Natural Growers 1
Wagner Ruthie’s 1
Watertown Dakota Dispensaries 1
Watertown Lion’s Den Dispensary, LLC 1
Watertown Midtown Dispensary 1
Yankton Genesis Farms, LLC 1
Yankton Green Machine 1
Yankton County A 2 Z, LLC 1
Yankton County Groovy Treez 1
Yankton County Happy Flower Healing 1
Yankton County Royzzz of Gavins Point, LLC 1

 

How to Get Your Medical Marijuana Card in South Dakota 

IM 26 mandates that patients in South Dakota who want to use medicinal marijuana must first get a registration card from the state. However, in order to get this card, you must first obtain certification from a doctor registered to recommend medical marijuana with the SD medical cannabis program . Fortunate enough, My Marijuana Cards is and its team of physicians are ready and willing to certify you for South Dakota Medical Cannabis Card. We are proud to be your resource for all things cannabis.

Patients can schedule an in-person appointment with one of our compassionate mmj physicians today. The MMJ program in South Dakota operates similarly to most others. As a result, you will need to be evaluated, approved, and certified by a doctor in order to obtain medical marijuana legally. Otherwise, make an appointment for a consultation. Prepare to explain why you need medical marijuana. Depending on the doctor, they may only give their approval if you have previously examined all other choices available. It may also be necessary to establish a true patient-doctor relationship. You will only be authorized if you fulfill at least one of the standards specified in the following section. 

If you have been granted permission, the doctor will certify. You’ll need it in order to submit your application. Remember that you must be at least 18 years old to apply or if younger than 18 be under the supervision of a caregiver that is 21 or over. 

What Qualifies for Medical Marijuana Treatment in South Dakota?

MMJ patients must have a “chronic or severe illness or medical condition” to qualify. Included are:

If you have any questions about eligibility, please contact us through email: info@mymarijuanacards.com

We have telemedicine appointments available so you can meet with one of our doctors right from the comfort of your own home using your phone, computer, or tablet. Give us a call at (605)961-5711 to learn more, or schedule your South Dakota medical marijuana appointment online today! If you are not interested in telemedicine appointments, we do have upcoming clinics happening near you this summer: 

UPCOMING CLINICS IN SIOUX FALLS FOR THE MONTH OF JULY: 16-18TH

UPCOMING CLINICS IN RAPID CITY FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE: 26TH -29TH

Click here, to get set up for an in-person appointment at one of our upcoming clinics!

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