LINCOLN COUNTY, S.D. (KELO) – Tuesday the Lincoln County Board of Commissions authorized two extra medical hashish amenities. Every of which plans to develop and promote marijuana.
The dispensary in Flandreau was the primary to open its doorways to medical marijuana sufferers in South Dakota. Now, extra corporations will probably be following go well with.
“I feel that we had two certified people that got here in and have stuffed out the mandatory necessities and we granted them a license to develop marijuana or hashish for medical functions,” Jim Schmidt, a Lincoln County Commissioner mentioned.
605 Cannabis is a kind of authorized companies with plans for 3 amenities.
“So we’re going to do a 35 thousand sq. foot cultivation, product manufacturing and a dispensary on the market on the Canton exit,” Melissa Mentele, COO for 605 Hashish mentioned
Mentele was additionally one of many writers of IM 26, which made medical marijuana authorized in 2020. She says it’s thrilling to lastly see progress within the state.
“It’s been an extended anticipate sufferers and I imply it’s wonderful to see it come to fruition,” Mentele mentioned.
Schmidt says these amenities will usher in added income for the county.
“They’re going to pay taxes on actual property and a lot of the actual property taxes go to the faculties and a few to the county,” Schmidt mentioned.
Mentele says they are going to hopefully break floor on 605 Hashish subsequent week to allow them to transfer on to the method of rising and harvesting hashish. Whereas they’ve county approval, there’s now a 90 day window to get the state-approved licenses.
Lincoln County authorized its first medical marijuana cultivation facility in November.
Based on the South Dakota Medical Cannabis website, there are two dispensaries authorized by the Division of Well being thus far. One is in Wagner and the opposite in Keystone.