SD High Court overturns recreational pot law

By on November 24, 2021 0
By Sam Reisman (Nov 24, 2021, 11:43 a.m. EST) – The South Dakota Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with the state governor and overturned a voting initiative to legalize recreational cannabis for adults which was adopted with 54% of the vote.

The court ruled in a 4-1 decision that the measure, Amendment A, violated the state’s single subject rule, which states that voting measures can only ask voters to vote on an issue to be made. that time.

After South Dakotas voted to approve separate ballot questions legalizing cannabis for medical and adult use, two law enforcement officers with the support of Republican Gov. Kristi Noem filed a lawsuit claiming that the amendment violated the single subject rule …

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