Rapid City Planners Approve 16 Conditional Use Permits For Medical Cannabis Dispensaries


     The Rapid City Planning Commission has approved 16 of 17 conditional use permit applications for medical cannabis dispensaries. The city will consider more dispensary permit applications at a Dec. 9 meeting.

     Rapid City communications coordinator Darrell Shoemaker says there was extensive debate of multiple requests for the same property.

      Shoemaker says while did approve allowing multiple applications on a single property, ultimately only one dispensary will be allowed, even if several applications are selected through the lottery process. 

      If that happens, he says the applicant would have a year to either sell the additional licenses or utilize the license at another approved location.