The Legislature’s Rules Review Committee has given the green light to most of the 124 pages of proposed regulations for medical cannabis in South Dakota from the state Department of Health. The lawmakers began work at about 10:45 a.m. Monday. The panel’s final vote came at about 4:20 p.m. The Tally was 4-1. Senate Democrat leader Troy Heinert cast the vote against. “As I talk to people across the state they wanted it legalized, taxed, and done. I think we’ve made it more difficult than we had to,” he said. He added, “From our side of the aisle, we’re all about freedom.” The lawmakers however sent back for further work a half-dozen of the proposals.
Bob Mercer, Capitol News Bureau, 09/13/2021 09:18:00