Dakota Herb is the first medical marijuana dispensary to open in downtown Vermillion. It opened early November of last year and is one of three dispensaries opened by Dakota Herb in South Dakota.
In 2020, South Dakota residents voted to approve Initiated Measure 26, thus legalizing medical marijuana. This allows South Dakota residents to buy cannabis products with a medical card. The law came into effect in the summer of 2021. Since then, several medical marijuana dispensaries have sprung up across the state.
Although medical marijuana is legal, voters last November voted down initiated Measure 27, which would have decriminalized possession of marijuana for recreational purposes.
This follows an earlier attempt in 2020 to legalize recreational marijuana. Voters approved Constitutional Amendment A, but a circuit court ruled the amendment unconstitutional.
Miranda Wohler, the manager of Dakota Herb, said that her favorite part of her job is interacting with customers.
“I like getting to know the customers and the patients that are coming through here and being able to help them with their needs and seeing how our product is helping,” Wohler said.
In order to buy from Dakota Herb, one must be over the age of 18, present a form of ID and a valid medical