SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers have rejected a handful of rules proposals governing medical marijuana from Gov. Kristi Noem’s administration but approved the bulk of the program.
The Legislature’s Rules Review Committee, which is responsible for approving administration rules, effectively told the Department of Health to try again on a handful of controversial rule proposals. The committee approved 143 of 149 proposed rules.
The law allowing medical marijuana, passed by 70% of voters last year, has seen a halting acceptance from officials trying to balance a clear mandate from voters while placing restrictions on medical marijuana.
September 14, 2021