South Dakota Marijuana Laws

South Dakota Marijuana Laws

Possessing, using, or selling marijuana in the State of South Dakota is completely illegal. The state has not decriminalized use for medical nor recreational purposes. Although South Dakotas laws are strict, they are not as strict as some other states. Either way, it's best not to get caught with marijuana as you will face criminal charges which will be on your record. Let's look at the laws:

  • Possession of 2 oz or less is a misdemeanor, punishable by 1 year in jail and a $1,000 fine.

  • Possession of 2 - 8 oz is a felony, punishable by 2 years jail time and a $2,000 fine.

  • Possession of 8 oz -1 lb is a felony, punishable by 5 years prison and a $5,000 fine.

  • Possession of 1 -10 lbs is a felony, punishable by 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

  • Possession of more than 10 lbs is a felony, punishable by 15 years in prison and a $15,000 fine.

  • A positive urine test in South Dakota is considered the same as possession of less than 2 oz.

  • Distribution of 1/2 - 1 oz is a misdemeanor, punishable by 15 days mandatory up to 1 year and a $1,000 fine.

  • Distribution or cultivation of 1 to 8 oz is a felony, punishable by 5 years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

  • Distribution or cultivation of 8 oz to 1 lb is a felony, punishable by 10 years in prison and $10,000 fine.

  • Distribution or cultivation of 1 lb or more is a felony, punishable by 15 years in prison and a $15,000 fine.

  • Distribution to a minor is a felony, punishable by 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

  • Distribution or cultivation within 1,000 feet of a school is a felony, punishable by a 5 years mandatory sentence and a $10,000 fine.

  • Frequenting a residence where marijuana is being stored or used is a misdemeanor, punishable by 1 year in jail and a $1,000 fine.

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