Local governments looking for guidance on medical marijuana

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- Local governments have been looking for help in coming up with medical marijuana controlling ordinances before it becomes legal on July first.

Brian McGinnis with Planning District Three in Yankton has been working with local officials and says there are a couple of options now.

McGinnis says some localities are going toward complete regulation.

McGinnis says all of those efforts could change if and when the state comes up with rules.

The Aberdeen City Council on Monday unanimously approved at stop-gap ordinance on medical marijuana facilities in the city.  The ordinance will go into effect on June 30th.

All the action is in reaction to the vote approving “IM26” last November.