Last-ditch effort under way to revive recreational marijuana bill

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A bipartisan group of South Dakota House lawmakers is mounting a last-ditch effort to resurrect a proposal to legalize recreational marijuana.

The bill had passed the Senate, but was dismissed by a House committee Monday. The proposal was resurrected by 26 House lawmakers on the House floor.

But it will be a difficult challenge as backers will need to find at least 10 more legislators willing to get behind the proposal by Wednesday’s floor session.

The bill (SB 3) would legalize recreational possession of up to an ounce of marijuana by people ages 21 and older. The bill would also allow marijuana to be grown, processed and sold.


March 2, 2022