Vote may be coming to repeal medical marijuana in South Dakota

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley releases a draft ballot explanation for a proposed initiated measure that would repeal South Dakota’s Medical Marijuana Program. The measure is proposed by Travis Ismay of Newell.

This proposed initiated measure would repeal the state’s medical marijuana program that was approved by voters in the 2020 general election. The repeal would make all possession, use, cultivation, sale, and manufacture of marijuana products a crime.

The public has 10 days to provide written comment — until Aug. 6th. The final explanation is due to the Secretary of State on Aug.16th.

The initiated measure would require 17,509 valid petition signatures to qualify for the 2024 general election ballot.


July 28, 2023