When a week passed without a single application for a medical marijuana business license in Sioux Falls, industry officials said not to pay much attention to it — the applications would come eventually.
They were right.
As of 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 15, the city’s licensing office had received a total of 25 applications for licenses to operate a medical marijuana dispensary, with the window to submit them closing that day at 5 p.m.
But when the city runs its lottery on Wednesday morning, only five of those applications can be chosen, per a proposal brought by Mayor Paul TenHaken’s office and approved by the council.
That lottery will be held at 10 a.m. on Nov. 17 at City Hall, and is open to the public.
There is no cap on the number of medical marijuana testing facilities allowed in the city, but no application has been turned in for a license to operate one as of yet.