On January 8th, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem issued an executive order supporting a legal challenge to the state’s voter-approved amendment, the adult-use cannabis legalization initiative to proceed, which passed in the November election. Noem’s order discusses that the initiative process used by South Dakotans for Better Marijuana Laws, the group behind Amendment A, to place the measure on the November ballot, “was not proper and violated the procedures set forth in the South Dakota Constitution,” the news item reported. Pennington County Sheriff Kevin Thom and South Dakota Highway Patrol Col. Rick Miller filed a lawsuit in late November, arguing that the voter-approved adult-use legalization measure violated the state’s one subject rule and the amendments and revisions article of the South Dakota Constitution.

Posted Patrick Williams, Cannabis Business Times, 01/11/2021 12:19:00

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