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STURGIS — Meade County will establish a lottery for its lone medical marijuana dispensary license.

“This is all new for everybody. We may not get anybody who wants the license,” Meade County Commissioner Rich Liggett said Sept. 14 at the commission meeting.

Ken Chleborad, Meade County Chief Deputy States Attorney, said the lottery would not “kick in” if there was only one applicant. Instead, it would be a first-come, first-served, he said.

The Meade County Commission voted unanimously to approve a resolution on the issuance of new medical cannabis establishment licenses.

Applicants may apply for the available licenses beginning Oct. 4, or the date the state of South Dakota begins accepting applications, whichever occurs later, by submitting an application packet to the Meade County Auditor.

According to the resolution, the names of those applicants who have submitted a valid application for medical cannabis licenses would be drawn at random at the next regularly scheduled open meeting of the Meade County Commission. All applicants’ names will be drawn in order to have a list of alternates should one or more

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