US (SD): Next steps uncertain on MMJ rules that legislators had turned down

The South Dakota secretary of health is still studying her cards on what’s next for the few medical-cannabis regulations that didn’t get a green light from the Legislature’s Rules Review Committee last week.

State law allows a rule-making agency such as the South Dakota Department of Health to amend its proposals and submit them a second time to the legislative panel without holding a second public hearing. Secretary Kim Malsam-Rysdon didn’t say for certain Monday what her department will do.

“Having the overwhelming majority of our proposed administrative rules approved, we will now go back and consider our next steps with the handful of rules that were reverted to our department,” she told.


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