Marijuana wars: Head of South Dakota's cannabis advocacy group alleges repeal petition not legal
Secretary of State draws criticism after certifying petitions that don’t include ballot language
South Dakota's top election official and a petitioner attempting to reinstate the state's marijuana prohibition are facing accusations of violating election rules.
The Secretary of State's Office recently approved petitions for circulation for a proposed ballot measure aimed at abolishing South Dakota's medical marijuana program and repealing a law passed by voters in 2020 that legalized cannabis for medically-qualifying patients.
However, the petitions do not list the 90-plus sections of statutes that the petitioner hopes to get removed from the state's books. And that’s drawing criticism from pro-cannabis advocates who got medical marijuana legalized here to begin with.
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