No. There are no recreational cannabis dispensaries in Sioux Falls. The State of South Dakota prohibits the possession and sale of recreational cannabis in all its cities and municipalities.
Yes. Although only one medical marijuana dispensary currently operates in the city, the Sioux Falls Municipal Ordinance permits the establishment of multiple medical marijuana dispensing facilities in the city.
You cannot order adult-use cannabis online in Sioux Falls. However, you may order medical cannabis online from online weed dispensaries in the city.
There are no legal weed dispensaries in the City of Sioux Falls you may visit to buy adult-use cannabis. However, you may visit a medical marijuana dispensary in the city to purchase medical marijuana if you hold a South Dakota medical marijuana card. You can find the addresses of medical marijuana dispensaries in the city by searching online using the search term "marijuana dispensaries near me." It is recommended that you bring cash to a medical marijuana facility, as such facilities do not accept credit cards.
Sioux Falls has no dispensary law relating to adult-use cannabis dispensaries, as such establishments are prohibited in the city. However, medical marijuana dispensaries are required to operate pursuant to specific rules under state law. These rules include the following:
No medical cannabis dispensary may issue cannabis to anyone who is not a qualifying patient or a designated caregiver with a current and valid registry identification card issued by the South Dakota Department of Health
A cannabis dispensary may not sell more than three ounces of cannabis to a buyer
Cannabis dispensaries may only operate between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.
A medical cannabis dispensary or testing facility may not share space with any other cannabis establishment
No person may consume cannabis on the property of a medical cannabis dispensary or testing facility
A medical cannabis dispensary may not share space with a healthcare practitioner or refer any person to a practitioner
No dispensary may be located within 1,000 feet of a residential facility, church, K-12 school, daycare, public use facility, and parks
Recreational cannabis is illegal in the City of Sioux Falls despite South Dakota voters approving a marijuana legalization initiative in the 2020 election. Despite the approval, Circuit Judge Christina Klinger overturned the approval in line with Governor Kristi Noem's objection. Hence, it is illegal for Sioux Falls residents to possess or use cannabis for recreational purposes. Cannabis is legally available to persons identified as medical marijuana patients in the city.
Cannabis is only legal for medical use in Sioux Falls. Medical cannabis use became legal under Initiative Measure 26, passed by South Dakota voters in 2020. The law went into effect in July, 2021. Initiative Measure 26 (IM-26) permits qualified Sioux Falls patients to possess up to three ounces of marijuana. To be qualified to use medical marijuana in Sioux Falls, IM-26, you must be certified by a South Dakota-licensed physician to have one of the approved debilitating medical conditions in the state. South Dakota's medical marijuana program is available to adults and minors who have designated caregivers to administer medical marijuana on their behalf. Designated caregivers are required to be at least 21, have not been convicted of a disqualifying felony offense, and assist no more than five qualifying patients with medical cannabis use.
As part of applying to obtain a registry ID card for the state medical cannabis program, an applicant has the option of submitting an application to cultivate a maximum of four cannabis plants, including no more than two cannabis plants that are flowering plants and two immature cannabis plants. Cannabis cultivation may only occur in private spaces in areas not visible from nearby streets and away from the public eye. Cannabis may not be cultivated in schools or playgrounds.
Other medical cannabis laws in the City of Sioux Falls include the following:
You must be 18 or older to use medical cannabis in the city
Medical cannabis is only available to persons with medical marijuana cards
Consuming medical marijuana or medical marijuana products on federal properties is illegal
Driving while under the influence of medical cannabis is illegal
It is unlawful to possess or consume marijuana in public places
The first step to obtaining a medical marijuana identification card in Sioux City is to schedule an appointment with your physician to obtain certification for medical marijuana use. At your appointment, the physician will determine whether you would benefit from the palliative or therapeutic use of medical cannabis for your condition. If the physician determines that medical cannabis use will be beneficial, you will get a medical cannabis certification issued through the South Dakota medical cannabis online portal.
Note that South Dakota medical cannabis only allows healthcare professionals to issue medical cannabis certifications for debilitating medical conditions. Chapter 34G-20-1 of the South Dakota Codified Laws defines a debilitating medical condition as a chronic or debilitating disease or condition or its treatment producing one or more of the following:
Severe debilitating pain
Severe or persistent muscle spasms, including spasms characteristic of multiple sclerosis
Also, the State of South Dakota only permits physicians, physician assistants, or advanced practice registered nurses licensed with the authority to prescribe drugs to humans to issue medical cannabis certifications. Unlike in some states, the state medical cannabis program does not maintain a list of healthcare practitioners approved to issue medical cannabis certifications.
Upon obtaining a medical cannabis certification, you will receive an email to create an account on the medical cannabis application portal. After creating and verifying your account, you will be required to provide the following to complete your application in accordance with Section 44:90:02 of the Administrative Rules of South Dakota:
A photocopy of an unexpired government-issued ID Card, such as a driver's license, passport, US government-issued ID Card, tribal ID Card, or student ID Card
A passport-style photo meeting the requirements stated under Section 44:90:04:04 if the South Dakota Administrative Rules
A $75 application fee. If you are a low-income individual, that is, your gross monthly household income is below 130% of the federal poverty level, you can request a reduced fee by providing documentation of your household income
Note that your application cannot be processed until the medical cannabis program receives certification for medical cannabis use from your physician. After completing your application, wait for the South Dakota Department of Health to approve the application. After your application is approved, you will receive a medical cannabis card at the mail address listed on your application. For more information on obtaining a medical marijuana card, review the medical cannabis patient application guide.
Cannabis use for recreational purposes is unlawful in Sioux Falls. Medical cannabis use, while legal, is not permitted in public. Medical cannabis consumption is only allowed in private residences.
You cannot purchase recreational cannabis legally in Sioux Falls. However, you may buy medical cannabis online or visit the physical location of medical cannabis dispensaries in the city.
One gram of high-quality pre-roll in Sioux Falls costs about $15.
Pineapple Express, Durban Poison, White Widow, Gorilla Glue, and Blue Dream are some of the most popular cannabis strains in the city.
No, it is unlawful to smoke cannabis in public in Sioux Falls. Note that South Dakota's impaired driving laws apply to cannabis use. Hence, drivers and passengers are prohibited from smoking cannabis while driving or riding in a vehicle.
Due to the ban on cannabis at the state level in South Dakota, possessing cannabis for recreational purposes is illegal in Sioux Falls. Patients who have been issued medical marijuana cards can possess up to three ounces of cannabis.
No, shipping cannabis in or out of Sioux Falls across state lines is prohibited, as cannabis shipment across state borders falls under the scope of federal law, which considers cannabis an illegal substance.
You cannot order adult-use weed online in Sioux Falls. However, if you are a registered medical cannabis patient in Sioux Falls, you can order medical cannabis products online.
No. Chapter 121.002 of the Sioux Falls Municipal Code only permits medical marijuana dispensaries to operate between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.
Since recreational weed dispensaries do not exist in Sioux Falls, the city does not have any facilities that tourists may use to purchase cannabis legally for recreational purposes. Only persons who have obtained South Dakota medical marijuana identification cards can buy medical cannabis in the city.
Because cannabis use for recreational purposes is illegal in South Dakota, neither residents of Sioux Falls nor visitors can buy recreational weed in the city. However, if you have a valid medical marijuana card, you can purchase medical cannabis in the city.
Only one dispensary operates legally in the city – Flower Shop Dispensary. The facility dispenses only medical marijuana and medical marijuana products to registered medical marijuana patients.
When you visit a medical marijuana dispensary in Sioux Falls, a facility employee will scan your identification to verify your identity and registration in the South Dakota medical cannabis program.
No dispensaries are permitted to sell recreational marijuana in Sioux Falls. Although Chapter 121.002 of the Sioux Falls Municipal Code allows for up to five medical marijuana dispensaries to operate in the city, only one medical marijuana dispensary presently operates in the city.
Legal marijuana transactions in the city are completed using cash. Credit cards are not accepted.
There is only one dispensing facility operating legally in Sioux Falls. When multiple dispensing facilities exist in the city, you may visit more than one of such sites a day to buy medical cannabis. However, you will not be able to buy more quantities of cannabis than is permitted under the law.
No dispensaries in Sioux Falls are licensed to sell marijuana for recreational use. Persons buying medical cannabis from medical marijuana facilities in the city cannot use health insurance when paying for purchased products. Since health insurance businesses operate by federal law, which deems marijuana illegal, their policies do not usually cover medical marijuana products and treatments.
Medical marijuana dispensaries are required to track how much weed is purchased by visitors to their facilities.
Sioux Falls has no approved recreational cannabis dispensary. However, if you are 18 or older and registered under the South Dakota medical cannabis program, you may visit a medical marijuana dispensary in the city.
The South Dakota Department of Health regulates medical cannabis activities in the City of Sioux Falls. The department’s contact address is:
Robert Hayes Building
600 E. Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501-2536
Phone: (605) 773-3361
Fax: (605) 773-5683
You may report illicit cannabis operations in Sioux Falls to the South Dakota Department of Health or the Sioux Falls Police Department by calling the police department at (605) 367-7212 or filing an online report. You may also file a complaint to the Code Enforcement Division in Sioux Falls.