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State issues first medical marijuana cards

South Dakota issued its first medical marijuana cards Thursday, according to the state Department of Health.

The first card went to a resident of Day County.

Following its issuance, the state provided a statement from Geno Adams, medical cannabis program administrator.

“Today marks the culmination of months of hard work in preparation for the kickoff of a responsive and efficient medical cannabis program for eligible South Dakotans,” Adams said. “In the months ahead, we will continue to ensure that patients and their caregivers can continue to obtain medical cannabis permits in accordance with their written certifications.”

Patients, caregivers, and medical providers who want more information on how to participate in South Dakota’s medical cannabis program can visit

All patients and caregivers who apply and are issued a medical cannabis card will also receive a flyer with tips on safe and responsible storage of their medical cannabis at their homes.

To view the flyer, click here.