Legislative panels to work on medical marijuana rules


PIERRE – Two subcommittees of the Marijuana Interim Study Committee will hold their first meetings June 21 and June 22 via electronic conference and in Room 362 of the State Capitol in Pierre to allow for both remote and in-person participation.

The Medical Marijuana Study Subcommittee will meet Monday, June 21, at 10 a.m. (CT). 

The group will review IM 26  Revisions from the South Dakota Municipal League and South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations, learn about telehealth and health issues in Colorado, receive a presentation from the North Dakota Department of  Health, and gain tribal perspective from representatives of several South Dakota tribes.  

The subcommittee is chaired by Sen.r Bryan Breitling. Members include Reps. Fred Deutsch, Linda Duba, Caleb Finck, Ernie Otten, Carl Perry, Taylor Rehfeldt and Marli Wiese and Sent. Troy Heinert, V.J. Smith and Jim Stalzer. The agenda is available online. 

The Adult-Use Marijuana Study Subcommittee will meet Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at 10 a.m. (CT). The group will receive information on Home Rule and Dillon Rule from the South Dakota Municipal League, gain law enforcement and legal perspective from various representatives, and hear a presentation on marijuana in the workplace.  

The subcommittee is chaired by Rep. Hugh Bartels. Members include Reps. Shawn Bordeaux, Kirk Chaffee, Mike Derby, Mary Fitzgerald, Tim Goodwin, Rhonda Milstead, Tina Mulally and Mark Willadsen and Sent. Helene Duhamel, Michael Rohl, Arthur Rusch and David Wheeler. The agenda can be viewed online.  

Those wishing to testify remotely before either subcommittee must register by noon June 18, by email to [email protected] 

Testifiers should provide their full names, whom they are representing, city of residence and what agenda item they will be addressing.

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