Sioux Falls City Council to take first vote on medical marijuana ordinances Tuesday – Argus Leader

Following months of task force meetings, revised draft ordinances and back-and-forth between city officials and the marijuana industry, the Sioux Falls City Council will take a first vote Tuesday on two ordinances that will create the framework for how medical marijuana can be sold in the city.

While the South Dakota Department of Health will promulgate the majority of the state’s regulations around medical marijuana — which became legal on July 1 after voters approved Initiated Measure 26 in 2020 — municipalities have some room to further tailor them through zoning and licensing regulations.

As written, the zoning ordinance going before the council Tuesday and September would require dispensaries and testing facilities to be placed 1,000 feet from “sensitive uses” such as single-family homes, twin homes or townhomes, churches, schools, daycares, public use facilities and parks, unless the prospective owner acquired a conditional use permit.

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