Department of Education

Article 24:80 (Medical Cannabis and Schools)

The effect of the rule Article 24:80 (Medical Cannabis) will be to establish the general and discretionary provisions for schools to allow students to have access to medical cannabis on school property and at school-sponsored activities. The reason for adopting Article 24:80 (Medical Cannabis) is to comply with SDCL § 34-20G-95 wherein the Department of Education is to establish a 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 SDCL § 34-20G, which is effective July 1, 2021.

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