22.718.11 97th Legislative Session 592
HOUSE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES ENGROSSED
This bill has been extensively amended (hoghoused) and may no longer be
consistent with the original intention of the sponsor.
Introduced by: Representative Milstead
An Act to revise provisions related to medical cannabis for the protection of youth.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of South Dakota:
Section 1. That § 34-20G-18 be AMENDED:
34-20G-18. This chapter does not authorize any person to engage in, and does not prevent the imposition of any civil, criminal, or other penalty for engaging in, the following conduct:
(1) Undertaking any task under the influence of cannabis, when doing so would constitute negligence or professional malpractice;
(2) Possessing cannabis or
otherwise engaging in the medical use of cannabis
in any correctional facility;:
(a) In or on any preschool property, public or nonpublic school property, or at any public or nonpublic school-sanctioned event or activity located off school grounds, unless authorized pursuant to sections 6 and 7 of this Act;
(b) At any outdoor facility, including any appurtenant parking lot, intended for recreation, open to the public, any portion of which contains apparatus intended for the recreation of children;
(c) At any recreational facility or gymnasium and any appurtenant parking lot, intended primarily for use by persons under eighteen years of age that regularly provides athletic, civic, or cultural activities; or
(d) On the grounds of any correctional facility;
(3) Smoking or vaping cannabis:
(a) On any form of public transportation; or
(b) In any public place or any place that is open to the public;
(4) Operating, navigating, or being in actual physical control of any motor vehicle, aircraft, train, or motorboat while under the influence of cannabis, except that a registered qualifying patient or nonresident cardholder is not considered to be under the influence of cannabis solely because of the presence of metabolites or components of cannabis that appear in insufficient concentration to cause impairment.
Section 2. That § 34-20G-19 be AMENDED:
school or landlord may refuse to enroll or lease to and may not
otherwise penalize a person
cardholder may not be refused enrollment by a public school or a
lease by a landlord, or otherwise be penalized by a public school or
for the person's status as a cardholder, unless failing to do so
would violate federal law or regulations or cause the public
landlord to lose a monetary or licensing-related benefit under
federal law or regulation.
Section 3. That § 34-20G-55 be AMENDED:
34-20G-55. Not later than ninety days after receiving an application for a medical cannabis establishment, the department shall register the prospective medical cannabis establishment and issue a registration certificate and a random ten-digit alphanumeric identification number if all of the following conditions are satisfied:
(1) The prospective medical cannabis establishment has submitted all of the following:
(a) The application fee;
(b) An application, including:
(i) The legal name of the prospective medical cannabis establishment;
(ii) The physical address of the
prospective medical cannabis establishment that is not within one
thousand feet of a preschool,
or private postsecondary institution, or any land owned by a
preschool, public or nonpublic school, or public or private
postsecondary institution existing
before the date of the medical cannabis establishment application;
(iii) The name and date of birth of each principal officer and board member of the proposed medical cannabis establishment; and
(iv) Any additional information requested by the department;
(c) Operating procedures consistent with rules for oversight of the proposed medical cannabis establishment, including procedures to ensure accurate record keeping and adequate security measures;
(d) If the city or county where the proposed medical cannabis establishment would be located has enacted zoning restrictions, a sworn statement certifying that the proposed medical cannabis establishment does not violate the restrictions;
(e) If the city or county where the proposed medical cannabis establishment requires a local registration, license, or permit, a copy of the registration, license, or permit;
(2) None of the principal officers or board members has served as a principal officer or board member for a medical cannabis establishment that has had its registration certificate revoked;
(3) None of the principal officers or board members is under twenty-one years of age; and
(4) At least one principal officer is a resident of this state.
Section 4. That § 34-20G-72 be AMENDED:
later than October 29, 2021, theThe
department shall promulgate rules pursuant to chapter 1-26:
(1) Governing the manner in which the department shall consider petitions from the public to add a debilitating medical condition or treatment to the list of debilitating medical conditions as defined by this chapter, including public notice of and an opportunity to comment in public hearings on the petitions;
(2) Establishing the form and content of registration and renewal applications submitted under this chapter;
(3) Establishing a system to numerically score competing medical cannabis establishment applicants, in cases where more applicants apply than are allowed by the local government, that includes analysis of:
(a) The preference of the local government;
(b) In the case of dispensaries, the suitability of the proposed location and its accessibility for patients;
(c) The character, veracity, background, qualifications, and relevant experience of principal officers and board members; and
(d) The business plan proposed by the applicant, that in the case of a cultivation facility or dispensary shall include the ability to maintain an adequate supply of cannabis, plans to ensure safety and security of patrons and the community, procedures to be used to prevent diversion, and any plan for making cannabis available to low-income registered qualifying patients;
(4) Governing the manner in which the department shall consider applications for and renewals of registry identification cards, that may include creating a standardized written certification form;
(5) Governing medical cannabis establishments to ensure the health and safety of qualifying patients and prevent diversion and theft without imposing an undue burden or compromising the confidentiality of a cardholder, including:
(a) Oversight requirements;
(b) Record-keeping requirements;
(c) Security requirements, including lighting, physical security, and alarm requirements;
(d) Health and safety regulations, including restrictions on the use of pesticides that are injurious to human health;
(e) Standards for the manufacture of cannabis products and both the indoor and outdoor cultivation of cannabis by a cultivation facility;
(f) Requirements for the transportation and storage of cannabis by a medical cannabis establishment;
(g) Employment and training requirements, including requiring that each medical cannabis establishment create an identification badge for each agent;
(h) Standards for the safe manufacture of cannabis products, including extracts and concentrates;
(i) Restrictions on the advertising, signage, and display of medical cannabis, provided that the restrictions may not prevent appropriate signs on the property of a dispensary, listings in business directories including phone books, listings in marijuana-related or medical publications, or the sponsorship of health or not-for-profit charity or advocacy events;
(j) Requirements and procedures
for the safe and accurate packaging and labeling of medical cannabis;
(k) Certification standards for testing facilities, including requirements for equipment and qualifications for personnel; and
(l) Restrictions on the marketing of cannabis and cannabis products using names and images that appeal to children;
(6) Establishing procedures for suspending or terminating the registration certificates or registry identification cards of cardholders and medical cannabis establishments that commit multiple or serious violations of this chapter;
(7) Establishing labeling requirements for cannabis and cannabis products, including requiring cannabis product labels to include the following:
(a) The length of time it typically takes for a product to take effect;
(b) Disclosing ingredients and possible allergens;
(c) A nutritional fact panel; and
(d) Requiring that edible cannabis products be clearly identifiable, when practicable, with a standard symbol indicating that it contains cannabis;
(8) Establishing procedures for the registration of nonresident cardholders and the cardholder's designation of no more than two dispensaries, which shall require the submission of:
(a) A practitioner's statement confirming that the patient has a debilitating medical condition; and
(b) Documentation demonstrating that the nonresident cardholder is allowed to possess cannabis or cannabis preparations in the jurisdiction where the nonresident cardholder resides;
(9) Establishing the amount of cannabis products, including the amount of concentrated cannabis, each cardholder and nonresident cardholder may possess; and
(10) Establishing reasonable application and renewal fees for registry identification cards and registration certificates, according to the following:
(a) Application fees for medical cannabis establishments may not exceed five thousand dollars, with this upper limit adjusted annually for inflation;
(b) The total fees collected shall generate revenues sufficient to offset all expenses of implementing and administering this chapter;
(c) A sliding scale of patient application and renewal fees based upon a qualifying patient's household income;
(d) The fees charged to qualifying patients, nonresident cardholders, and caregivers shall be no greater than the costs of processing the application and issuing a registry identification card or registration; and
(e) The department may accept donations from private sources to reduce application and renewal fees.
A violation of a required or prohibited action under any rule authorized by this section is a Class 2 misdemeanor.
Section 5. That § 34-20G-95 be REPEALED:
Department of Education and the department shall establish policy to
allow students who are medical cannabis cardholders to have their
medicine administered in school in accordance with their physician's
recommendation. This policy shall be implemented the first day of the
new school year following passage of this chapter. The departments
shall implement substantively identical provisions to Colorado
Revised Statute 22-1-119.3 as of January 1, 2019.
Section 6. That chapter 34-20G be amended with a NEW SECTION:
A public school student who is a cardholder may not engage in the medical use of cannabis on school grounds, in a school vehicle, or during a school-related event or activity located off school grounds, unless the school district adopts a policy permitting the medical use of cannabis by students. Any adopted policy must require that cannabis or cannabis products used by a student:
(1) Is in a form that is not consumed by smoking or vaping;
(2) Is administered to the student by the parent or legal guardian who agrees to serve as the student's designated caregiver pursuant to § 34-20G-33;
(3) Is administered in a manner that is not disruptive to the educational environment and does not cause exposure to any other student; and
(4) Is removed from the school property or school-sanctioned event by the caregiver if any cannabis or cannabis product remains following administration.
If a school district adopts a policy pursuant to this section, it shall conspicuously post the policy on its website. If the school district does not have a website, it shall make the policy available.
Section 7. That chapter 34-20G be amended with a NEW SECTION:
A nonpublic school student who is a cardholder may not engage in the medical use of cannabis on school grounds, in a school vehicle, or during a school-related event or activity located off school grounds unless the school adopts a policy permitting the medical use of cannabis by students. If a nonpublic school adopts a policy permitting the medical use of cannabis by students, it is permitted discretion in adopting any reasonable policy. If a nonpublic school adopts a policy pursuant to this section, it shall conspicuously post the policy on its website. If a nonpublic school does not have a website, it shall make the policy available upon request.
Section 8. That chapter 34-20G be amended with a NEW SECTION:
If a school district or nonpublic school adopts a policy pursuant to section 6 or 7 of this Act, no school subject to the policy may discipline a student acting in accordance with the policy.
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