US (SD): Sioux Falls, Minnehaha pass ordinances putting MMJ establishments on hold

The Minnehaha County Commission and the Sioux Falls City Council both approved ordinances Tuesday that will delay applications for medical cannabis establishments until the state has outlined regulations they will need to follow.

Medical cannabis will become legal in South Dakota on July 1, but the South Dakota Department of Health has until Oct. 29 to create the rules and regulations around it.

Supporters of the city and county's ordinances said they didn't want to create rules that could be overridden by the state, potentially creating issues for prospective business owners.

The Minnehaha County Commission's ordinance passed 5-0, and the Sioux Falls City Council's passed 6-1, with Councilor Pat Starr in opposition.


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