South Dakota Cops Using Public Funds in Attempt to Halt Legalization

Top South Dakota law enforcement officials have filed a lawsuit using state funds to void the result of a voter-approved ballot initiative to legalize adult-use marijuana. The marijuana legalization measure – Constitutional Amendment A – received 54 percent of the vote and was one of two cannabis-related proposals approved by [...]

2020-12-29T04:34:51-07:00December 29, 2020|

South Dakota Votes to Legalize Recreational and Medical Marijuana

South Dakota voters approved two ballot measures to legalize the recreational and medical use of marijuana. The initiative to legalize adult-use marijuana is a constitutional amendment that received 53 percent of the vote, while the medical marijuana proposal is a statutory change that garnered 69 percent of the votes cast. [...]

2020-11-20T05:15:26-07:00November 20, 2020|

Marijuana Legalization Sweeps the Board at the 2020 Elections

The presidential election may be a close call, but residents of Arizona, Montana, New Jersey and South Dakota overwhelmingly voted to legalize recreational cannabis. Mississippi voters said yes to medical marijuana, and voted three to one for Initiative 65 – a citizen-led proposal for the state’s medical marijuana program – [...]

2020-11-09T04:12:53-07:00November 9, 2020|

Poll: Majority of South Dakota Voters Support Marijuana Legalization

Statewide polling indicates a majority of South Dakotans will vote for both marijuana legalization measures at November’s ballot. Initiated Measure 26 would establish a medical cannabis program in South Dakota for qualifying patients as certified by a physician. The other measure, Constitutional Amendment A, would legalize possession and sales of [...]

2020-11-02T03:43:38-07:00October 2, 2020|

South Dakota Adult-Use Marijuana Legalization Initiative Officially Confirmed For 2020 Ballot

South Dakota voters will have their say on whether to legalize and regulate adult-use marijuana in the November 2020 ballot. The South Dakota Secretary of State’s Office announced it has officially approved the proposed constitutional amendment after validating a sample of the necessary petition signatures supporting the initiative. The [...]

2020-01-17T10:53:54-07:00January 18, 2020|

24 States Considering Legalization This Year

More than 20 states could vote to legalize marijuana in November, according to recent news reports. That means 2016 could be the biggest year yet for cannabis reform. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that elections officials in 19 states have already received petitions to legalize the drug for recreation or [...]

2018-09-12T10:59:51-07:00February 28, 2016|

Indian Tribe Backs Away from Legal MJ

Plans to open the world's first marijuana nightclub on a South Dakota Indian reservation have run into trouble. Leaders of the Flandreau Sioux Tribe said in November that they were putting their legal cannabis project on hold and burning the crop they planted to supply it. The decision came as [...]

2018-09-12T11:05:18-07:00November 9, 2015|

MJ Club Coming to South Dakota in December

Marijuana is decidedly illegal everywhere within the State of South Dakota. It won't be for long. A local tribe of Sioux Indians has announced plans to open the world's first marijuana resort, a party town complete with cannabis, alcohol, and gambling. Leaders of the Flandreaux Sioux Tribe hope to open [...]

2018-09-12T11:07:32-07:00October 7, 2015|

Indian Tribes Are Jumping into Legal Marijuana

Late last year, the Obama administration quietly announced a new policy that would allow American Indian reservations to decide for themselves whether they want to legalize marijuana for personal use. The decision made a few waves, but it mostly went unnoticed. What difference could it make if a reservation here [...]

2018-09-12T11:09:22-07:00September 9, 2015|