So why did Rapid City handle Med MJ Dispensaries rules so different then Sioux Falls?

My first answer is more snark than anything, because they are not so freaking uptight!

The ordinance limits the number of dispensaries to 15 within city limits. The only council member that opposed the vote said he believes the market should decide the number of dispensaries, or the city should have its own facility.

Businesses who apply for a medical cannabis and receive a license will have one year to get the business up and running. Licenses cost $5,000 and require an annual renewal fee of the same amount.

As I have said several times, before we know the actual rules set by the state all this farting around will probably have to be reworked. But isn’t it crazy that a city that is less then half our size (Aprox 75K) ok’d 15 dispensaries and a $5,000 yearly license fee, and this is a town ran by a former Police Chief. Maybe because Rapid City understands that if you don’t allow the legal distribution of this product you will only drive it into the black market. I am sure the tribe in Flandreau has been grinning ear to ear watching how we are virtually eliminating any dispensaries in Sioux Falls with ludicrous restrictions. This is what happens when you have a Lilly-White X-Tian running our city that thinks a harmless plant is the Devil’s lettuce.


#1 rufusx on 09.21.21 at 9:41 pm

Rapid is also a more “conservative” (keep yer nose outta my business) kinda place.

#2 D@ily Spin on 09.21.21 at 10:43 pm

Obviously Rapid City is progressive and Sioux Falls is stuck in a Dutch Victorian Time Warp.

#3 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 09.22.21 at 11:19 pm

Them in the Hills are closer to nature. They know what it is like to get high before dropping to a new low. No wonder they say, that the “Hills Have Eyes”. The ‘Devil’s lettuce’ works best with Western dressing, however. Dorothy Lynch will do, but don’t ever tell Mary Jane. Else, you could be expelled to the Ranch, which is meant for nothing but East River buffalo wing munchers. Because, Tonka, you think, will give you everything you need until you discover the ‘Devil’s lettuce’ and its altitudinal ecstasy.