GOP Gov. Noem Signs Bill Compelling South Dakota’s Medical Marijuana Patients To Acknowledge Federal Gun Ban



Governor Kristi Noem (R) signed a measure requiring South Dakota’s registered medical cannabis patients to acknowledge in writing that they are aware of being barred from owning a firearm in keeping with federal law.

House Bill 1024, introduced by state Rep. Kevin Jensen (R), cleared the state legislature recently. Initially, the bill sought to have patients sign their names on the medical marijuana application form acknowledging the federal gun rule, but the state Senate Health and Human Services Committee amended it before green-lighting it.

Meanwhile, the state Senators killed a separate bill that House members advanced in mid-January that would have compelled cannabis shops to warn

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