South Dakota Medical Marijuana Card Renewal

Renewal For South Dakota Medical Marijuana Card Online

How to Renew Medical Marijuana Card in South Dakota in 2024

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Obtain a new medical marijuana certification: Visit an approved physician to issue you with a written medical marijuana certification via the Medical Cannabis Program Portal

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Visit the Medical Cannabis Program Portal to complete an online application: Log in to your profile on the South Dakota Medical Cannabis Program Portal to complete an application. You must provide proof of current address, physician's written certification, a passport-style photo, and a valid photo identification card

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Wait for approval: It may take up to 4 weeks for your new card to be available. When the card is ready, it will be mailed to your address on file with the South Dakota Medical Cannabis Program

Does South Dakota Allow Medical Marijuana Card Renewal Online?

In South Dakota, medical cannabis patients must renew their medical marijuana cards online. Once a physician has re-assessed a patient and issued a written certification through the state-adopted online portal, the patient must log in to their patient profile via the South Dakota Medical Cannabis Program Portal to complete the renewal application. Click on the gray login button in the top-right corner of the web portal to log in.

A patient would be required to provide proof of current address, physician's written certification, a passport-style photo, and a valid photo identification card while completing the online renewal form. Once a South Dakota medical marijuana card renewal application is submitted online, it may take the DOH three to four weeks to approve it. However, the new card will be mailed to the patient’s registered address on the same day it is approved.

How Often Do You Have to Renew Your Medical Marijuana Card in South Dakota?

South Dakota medical marijuana cardholders must renew their patient cards annually. The cards are only valid for one year from the issue date.

Do You Need a Medical Marijuana Card Renewal Doctor in South Dakota?

Yes, medical cannabis patients in South Dakota require licensed physicians to re-evaluate them for medical marijuana treatment before they can apply to the DOH for medical marijuana card renewal. The state does not maintain a database of practitioners who can certify patients for medical marijuana use. However, per Chapter 34-20G-1 of the South Dakota Codified Laws, physicians, physician assistants, and advanced practice registered nurses licensed to prescribe drugs to humans may provide certifications for medical marijuana use.

South Dakota Medical Marijuana Card Renewal Cost

South Dakota medical marijuana card renewal fee varies based on the patient's circumstance. The standard cost is $75, but low-income earners with gross monthly household income less or equal to 130% of the FPL can request a fee reduction. The DOH may ask such individuals to pay a reduced fee if they can show proof of their household income. For instance, they may pay as low as $20 to renew their South Dakota medical marijuana cards.

Patients who cultivate marijuana plants at home for medical use or have a caregiver grow cannabis for them pay an additional $20 fee. Similarly, the DOH charges an extra $20 for cannabis patients who register a caregiver.

Where to Do Medical Marijuana Card Renewal Near Me in South Dakota

The only way to renew a medical marijuana card in South Dakota is online via the state's Medical Cannabis Program Portal. The South Dakota Department of Health (DOH) does not accept paper applications for medical marijuana card renewals.

Can I Use a Medical Marijuana Card from Another State in South Dakota?

A medical marijuana cardholder from another state can legally purchase medical cannabis in South Dakota, but there is a caveat. Out-of-state medical cannabis patients who wish to have legal access to medical marijuana at licensed medical marijuana dispensaries in South Dakota must register as non-resident patients. Per Section 44:90:02:14 of the South Dakota Administrative Rules, non-residents must provide the South Dakota Department of Health (DOH) with any of the following as proof of debilitating medical conditions:

  • Practitioner certification issued in the patient's state of residence and additional medical records showing debilitating conditions recognized by the DOH
  • Practitioner certification issued in the patient's home state stipulating certain debilitating ailments consistent with Chapter 34-20G-1 of the South Dakota Codified Laws
  • Practitioner certification on a form provided by the DOH

The DOH will determine whether a non-resident's medical marijuana card or document issued in their state of residence permits the use of cannabis before issuing them a non-resident registration. Out-of-state cannabis patients registered in South Dakota may purchase up to 3 ounces of medical cannabis within a 14-day period at licensed medical marijuana dispensaries in the state.

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