In South Dakota, medical marijuana doctors are licensed healthcare professionals who can assess patients with qualifying medical conditions and certify them for the therapeutic use of medical marijuana. Only patients with certifications from medical marijuana doctors can apply for medical marijuana cards in the state.
Yes, individuals with qualifying medical conditions in South Dakota must visit medical marijuana doctors to get written certifications affirming their eligibility for medical marijuana use. Likewise, qualifying patients under 18, with consent from their parents or legal guardians, must see licensed physicians to recommend them for medical marijuana use.
South Dakota authorizes the following state-licensed healthcare practitioners to determine patients’ eligibility for medical marijuana use:
No. There is no official list of South Dakota medical marijuana doctors under the state’s Medical Cannabis Program.
To find South Dakota medical marijuana doctors, qualifying patients can visit or contact clinics near them and ask whether they can recommend patients for medical marijuana use. Qualifying patients can also ask registered medical cannabis patients to refer them to medical marijuana doctors.
No, a South Dakota medical marijuana doctor cannot consult with a qualifying medical cannabis patient through telehealth. State laws mandate in-person evaluation of patients before recommending medical marijuana use.
South Dakota medical marijuana doctors can prescribe up to 3 ounces of cannabis every 14 days to registered medical marijuana patients in the state.