Yankton continuing to adjust ordinance regarding medical marijuana

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- Local governments across South Dakota are scrambling to get at least some guidelines in place before the legalization of medical marijuana on July first.

Yankton City Manager Amy Leon says the city commission will see a refined version of their proposed ordinance at their Monday meeting.

Leon says they are close to a final ordinance.

Leon says they don’t have much time to get it done.

The ordinance would allow two licensed medical marijuana dispensaries to start and would limit the locations through zoning.

The Yankton County Commission is moving toward an ordinance putting some regulations around medical marijuana.

Deputy States Attorney Deb Lillie recommended the process to the commission.

Commissioner Dan Klimisch says he would support an emergency ordinance.

Commission Chair Cheri Loest (lowst) laid out the time line.

Medical marijuana, which was approved by voters last November, becomes legal on July first.

The Aberdeen City Council will address medical marijuana establishments for the first time on Monday.