22.94.17 97th Legislative Session 466

2022 South Dakota Legislature

House Bill 1136


Introduced by: Representative Milstead

An Act to revise oversight and reporting requirements concerning cannabis.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of South Dakota:

Section 1. That § 34-20G-94 be AMENDED:

34-20G-94. The department shall report annually to the Legislature on the number of applications for registry identification cards received, the number of qualifying patients and designated caregivers approved, the number of registry identification cards revoked, the number of each type of medical cannabis establishment registered, andthe expenses incurred and revenues generated from the medical cannabis program, the number of patient cardholders by medical condition, patient demographics by age and sex, the number and specialty of practitioners providing written certifications, the number of medical cannabis establishments by type, the number of licensing violations, and any recommendations. The department shall also report the number of hospitalizations and emergency room visits related to cannabis. The department may not include identifying information on a qualifying patient, designated caregiver, or practitioner in the report.

Section 2. That chapter 34-20G be amended with a NEW SECTION:

The following agencies shall report annually to the Legislature on the following issues related to cannabis:

(1) The Department of Public Safety shall report on the number of driving while intoxicated arrests and traffic fatalities related to cannabis;

(2) The attorney general shall report on the total number of cannabis-related arrests for possession, sales, cultivation, manufacturing of concentrates, the number of incidents involving the unlawful operation of medical cannabis establishments, and the number of organized crime incidents engaged in illegal cannabis activity;

(3) The Department of Social Services shall annually report publicly available information on the number of patients seeking counseling for cannabis addiction;

(4) The Department of Education shall annually report on the number of school suspensions or expulsions related to cannabis use; and

(5) The Unified Judicial System shall report on the number of juveniles with cannabis-related offenses.

Underscores indicate new language.

Overstrikes indicate deleted language.