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Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking: South Dakota

Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Brightmine Editorial Team


  • South Dakota employers may prohibit drug and alcohol use in the workplace. See Drugs and Alcohol.
  • Employers may implement and enforce policies that prohibit the use, sale, possession, distribution, purchase and cultivation of drugs and alcohol in the workplace. See Drug and Alcohol Policies.
  • South Dakota permits the use of cannabis (marijuana) for medical purposes. See Medical Use of Cannabis.
  • Employers in South Dakota are not prohibited from drug and alcohol testing of employees and job applicants. See Drug and Alcohol Testing.
  • Smoking, including the use of e-cigarettes, is banned in all places of employment in South Dakota. See Smoking.
  • "No Smoking" signs are not required to be posted. See Postings.
  • Employers are not required to have a smoking policy, but may implement one that prohibits smoking in the workplace. See Smoking Policies.