Rapid Referrals Medical Marijuana Card Clinic

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Get Your Medical Marijuana Card in South Dakota

Welcome to My Rapid Card, your compassionate haven for obtaining a medical marijuana card in South Dakota! Tucked away at 660 Flormann Street, just behind the Safeway on Mt. Rushmore Road, our clinic stands as a beacon of empathy and understanding for those seeking relief through medical cannabis.

What truly distinguishes us is the genuine care and dedication of our doctors, who specialize in providing personalized and heartfelt medical marijuana evaluations. Here, you’re not just another patient; you’re a valued individual on a journey toward wellness, and our team is here to support you every step of the way. From the moment you walk through our doors, you’ll experience the warmth and compassion that define our approach to care.

At My Rapid Card, your well-being is our top priority. We understand that navigating the process of obtaining a medical marijuana card in South Dakota can be overwhelming, which is why we go above and beyond to provide comprehensive support and guidance tailored to your unique needs. Whether you’re seeking relief from chronic pain, managing a medical condition, or simply exploring alternative therapies, we’re here to listen, guide, and empower you to make informed decisions about your health.

So, if you’re ready to take the first step toward a brighter, more fulfilling tomorrow, we invite you to reach out to us today. Your journey to wellness begins here, at My Rapid Card, where compassion meets expertise, and where you’re sure to find the care and support you deserve.

Get Your South Dakota Medical Marijuana Card Evaluation Today!

Embark on your journey to obtaining your South Dakota medical marijuana card today with My Rapid Card! Our clinic proudly offers in-person evaluations and certifications conducted by licensed South Dakota medical providers. With our expert guidance and full technical support, navigating the application process becomes seamless and stress-free.

Whether you’re seeking relief from chronic pain, managing a medical condition, or exploring alternative therapies, our compassionate team is here to ensure that you receive the care and support you deserve. Don’t wait any longer to take control of your well-being – schedule your evaluation with My Rapid Card today and discover the healing power of medical cannabis.

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Qualifying for a South Dakota Medical Marijuana Card

Qualifying for a medical marijuana card in South Dakota is straightforward. Patients must have one of the specified conditions, be certified by a licensed provider, and be at least 18 years old and a South Dakota resident.

The program grants access to dispensaries and medical cannabis for patients with conditions such as Neuropathic Pain, Nausea, Cancer (including remission therapy), Epilepsy, Glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, Spasticity, Chronic, Severe Pain, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Intractable Seizures, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s Disease, Dementia, Anorexia/Loss of Appetite, Movement Disorders, and PTSD.

Medical marijuana serves as an effective treatment for various conditions, including pain relief (especially neuropathic pain), nausea, spasticity, glaucoma, and movement disorders. It also stimulates appetite for patients with chronic nausea, HIV, cancer, or dementia. Furthermore, it aids in stress relief, making it beneficial for mood disorders like PTSD. Across the nation, chronic pain is the most common reason for medical marijuana use.

The Process of Obtaining a Medical Marijuana Card in South Dakota

Navigating the process of obtaining a medical marijuana card in South Dakota is made simple with My Rapid Card. From confirming qualifying conditions to securing certifications and navigating state procedures, our streamlined approach ensures patients receive the relief they need efficiently and effectively. With compassionate care and expert guidance, our team guides patients through each step, from initial consultation to follow-up appointments. Experience relief and support with My Rapid Card as you embark on your journey toward wellness.

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    Qualification Verification: Patients with qualifying medical conditions schedule an appointment with a My Rapid Card physician.
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    Medical Certification:Following the consultation, if a qualifying condition is confirmed, a medical certification is issued through the online SD medical cannabis portal for the patient.
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    State Application:Patients receive an email from the state to create an online account and pay an additional $75 fee to complete the application. Once approved, the patient receives a medical marijuana card in the mail.
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    Caregiver Designation (if applicable):Caregivers may be designated during the certification process and added to the patient's online account, awaiting approval.
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    Dispensary Access:Once approved, patients or caregivers can purchase from certified dispensaries. Age-restricted cardholders must have a designated caregiver to purchase medical marijuana.
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    Follow-up and Renewals:Patients can obtain certification renewals and follow-up appointments at My Rapid Card as needed.

Low Income Medical Marijuana Cards in South Dakota

Are you eligible for a $20 medical marijuana card in South Dakota? If you and your household family members meet the specified combined income cutoff, you could qualify to reduce the card processing fee from $75 to just $20 per year.

Generally, patients with Medicaid, SSID, and SNAP may be eligible. Acceptable documentation includes a photo of your most recent bank statement or tax return. However, please be aware that applications with low-income discount requests will be placed on administrative hold until additional verification questions are answered, potentially delaying processing times. We kindly request that patients bring these documents to their appointment at My Rapid Card to expedite the process.

Learn more about qualifying for a low-income medical marijuana card in South Dakota here.

South Dakota Medical Marijuana Frequently Asked Questions

The process of obtaining a medical marijuana card in South Dakota involves various questions and considerations. Here are some commonly asked questions, along with their answers, to help you better understand the process:

Is marijuana legal in South Dakota?

Yes, medical marijuana became legal in South Dakota in November 2021 for patients with qualifying medical conditions as outlined in SDCL 34-20G.

How old do you have to be to get medical marijuana in South Dakota?

Patients must generally be at least 18 years old to qualify for a medical marijuana card in South Dakota. However, there are strict criteria for patients under 21.

How do I apply for a medical marijuana card in South Dakota?

To apply for a medical marijuana card, you must first be certified by an authorized medical provider for a qualifying condition. Then, complete an online application through the South Dakota Medical Cannabis Registry.

Do I need to see a doctor before coming to my appointment?

No, My Rapid Card has medical providers on staff to certify patients and assist in the application process during appointments.

What are the qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in South Dakota?

Qualifying conditions include chronic or debilitating diseases such as severe pain, nausea, seizures, and muscle spasms, among others.

Does PTSD qualify for a medical marijuana card in South Dakota?

Yes, PTSD does qualify! Reach out to us for more information!

I’m a convicted felon out on parole. Can I still qualify for a medical marijuana card in South Dakota?

Yes, patients with criminal records can qualify, but a medical provider’s prescription or recommendation is necessary.

Will I lose my CDL if I have a medical marijuana card in South Dakota?

Having a medical marijuana card won’t disqualify you from having a CDL, but employer policies may affect your ability to pass drug screenings.

What are the South Dakota Medical Marijuana Laws?

Please refer to SDCL 34-20G for a comprehensive list of laws governing medical marijuana in South Dakota.

How much does it cost to get a South Dakota medical marijuana card?

The state charges $75 annually, with potential discounts for low-income patients. My Rapid Card offers certifications for $199 for new patients and $179 for renewals, with discounts for veterans and industry workers.

Is there a discount for low-income patients?

Low-income patients may apply to reduce the state licensing fee from $75 to $20. Additional discounts may be affected by legislative changes. Learn more about qualifying for a low-income medical marijuana card in South Dakota here.

Do you take Medicare or do I have to pay out of pocket?

My Rapid Card does not bill Medicare or other medical insurance.

Do you offer any discounts for veterans?

Yes, veterans can enjoy a 10% discount on medical certifications or renewals at My Rapid Card.

Can I do a virtual visit for my medical certification?

No, in-person evaluations are required by South Dakota state law.

What do I need to bring to my appointment?

You’ll need access to your email account, a state-issued ID, and payment. Legal guardians and designated caregivers may need additional documentation.

What medical records do I need to bring to my appointment?

Medical records are not required at My Rapid Card, but a medical intake form must be completed.

How do I apply for a Caregiver?

Caregivers must meet certain criteria and complete an online application at the patient’s appointment at My Rapid Card.

How do I apply for permission to cultivate marijuana at home?

Patients may apply for cultivation with additional documentation, including floor diagrams and door pictures, to be submitted with their online application.

I was just certified by the My Rapid Card doctor. How long will it take to get my medical marijuana card in the mail?

The processing time varies, but patients can expect to receive their card within 3 weeks to 45 days after completing a successful online application.

I was just certified by the My Rapid Card doctor and now my application says “pending”. What does that mean?

A “pending” status indicates that your application has been successfully submitted and is awaiting review by the state registry office.

I was just certified by the My Rapid Card doctor where we completed my application together successfully. I went back and changed a few things on my application and now it says “updated.” What does that mean?

An “updated” status means changes have been made to your application before it’s been approved by the state, potentially delaying processing.

My application says it was “approved.” Can I print or use my electronic certification at the dispensary now?

No, patients must wait to receive their physical medical marijuana card in the mail before purchasing from a dispensary.

My application says it's “on hold.” What does that mean?

An “on hold” status indicates a problem with the online application, requiring further action or clarification.

My application says it’s still “pending” but it has been over 4 weeks. Is something wrong?

It’s recommended to contact the South Dakota Medical Cannabis Health Program Specialist if your application remains pending beyond the expected processing time.

We Protect Your Safety and Privacy

At My Rapid Card, we prioritize the safety and privacy of our patients above all else. Rest assured that when you entrust us with your care, your privacy is protected with the utmost confidentiality. Our evaluations are conducted in a secure and discreet environment, and your medical records remain strictly confidential.

For individuals aged 18 and above, with a valid legal picture ID, our services are accessible. Additionally, out-of-state residents holding valid medical marijuana cards from their respective states are eligible to obtain a South Dakota Medical Marijuana card through our clinic. We welcome caregivers with open arms, recognizing the invaluable support they provide to our patients. Your safety, privacy, and well-being are our top concerns, and we’re committed to ensuring that every aspect of your experience with us reflects our dedication to excellence.