The price of cannabis at South Dakota’s medical marijuana dispensaries is determined by factors like location, product type, and cannabis quality. Prices are usually lower in areas with more dispensaries. Similarly, some cannabis products are more affordable than others even if they have similar THC levels. Higher quality cannabis always costs more than lower quality cannabis. For example, the average price of 1 ounce of high quality marijuana in South Dakota is $351. The same amount of medium quality marijuana costs $335 in the state.
No. South Dakota dispensaries prefer cash for payment for marijuana orders. They are unlikely to accept credit cards because banks and credit card companies routinely block marijuana-related transactions. With marijuana still considered illegal at the federal level, cannabis dispensaries are mostly excluded from the nation’s credit card system. In addition to cash, some South Dakota dispensaries also accept debit cards.
Yes. South Dakota levies a 4.2% sales and use tax on all medical marijuana sales. In addition, medical cannabis sales also qualify for municipal tax in the state.
As of 2024, recreational marijuana is illegal in South Dakota and is not available at licensed dispensaries in the state.
South Dakota’s medical cannabis program does not offer lower medical marijuana prices to any group of registered patients. However, patients registered in the program can cultivate cannabis plants at home for personal use. South Dakota allows each patient to grow up to two flowering plants and two non-flowering plants at home.
Such patients can also save on the cost of their medical cannabis prescriptions by taking advantage of the various discounts, sales, and loyalty programs available at dispensaries near them. By shopping around at different dispensaries, patients can also get better prices on their preferred cannabis products.