PIERRE, SD (KELO) – South Dakota school districts would not need to receive medical cannabis, according to students proposed rules that came out Monday May 3rd.
The State Board of Education Standards plans a public hearing on Monday May 17 at 9 a.m. CT in the MacKay Building, 800 Governors Drive, Pierre.
One of the State Board Says, “Medical cannabis should be in the form of non-smokable marijuana.”
Almost 70% of South Dakota voters voted in favor I AM 26 in the elections on November 3rd. The new law goes into effect July 1, although it will likely take longer for pharmacies to open in communities.
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Under the proposed rules, all students, including those over the age of 18, would be prohibited from possessing or administering medicinal cannabis on school premises or in any school-sponsored activity.
Instead, they would have to be provided by a specific caregiver.
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Parents or legal guardians would have to present registration cards from approved alternative practitioners in advance so that the students can receive them.
Schools could deregister under the proposal. A school district would have to post a statement on its website stating that it would lose or would have lost federal funding due to compliance with medical cannabis regulations.
Marijuana is a List 1 drug and is generally prohibited by federal law.
South Dakota school districts could also establish local guidelines for the management and storage of medical marijuana on school premises and during school-sponsored activities.
School districts could also determine the form of non-smoking marijuana that would be allowed.
Meanwhile, the Legislative Research Council announced on Monday that there are people to be sought to serve on one Marijuana Marijuana Supervisory Board.
The Board of Legislators has also set up a 24-member committee to deal with medical marijuana and adult marijuana.
The South Dakota Supreme Court is examining that Constitutional amendment A. Marijuana legalization for adults aged 21 and over is valid. About 54% of voters voted for November 3rd. It was supposed to go into effect on July 1, but a judge in February ruled it invalid.
SD judges hear the argument from Amendment A.
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