Politics South Dakota voters legalized cannabis, but state politicians aren’t having it, Bruce Kennedy, February 18, 2021, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem’s opposition to cannabis legalization has continued past last November’s vote. She continues to support a lawsuit challenging the adult-use vote, and her party is trying to delay the implementation of medical legalization. In Nov. 2020, about 54 percent of voters in South Dakota approved an adult-use cannabis legalization measure, while nearly 70 percent voted in favor of medical marijuana legalization. So why are state officials fighting tooth-and-claw to undermine those votes? In the three months since the election, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has actively supported an effort to overturn the adult-use measure in the courts. State legislators are working to delay the legally mandated implementation of the medical marijuana law.
Bruce Kennedy, Leafly, 02/18/2021 15:19:00