South Dakota GOP lawmakers continue recreational pot push

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Published: Feb. 9, 2021 at 3:35 PM CST
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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Two South Dakota Republican lawmakers focused on regulating recreational marijuana say they will continue to push the Legislature to address the matter.

A circuit court struck down a voter-passed measure to legalize it. A South Dakota judge has ruled that a constitutional amendment passed by voters to legalize marijuana would have violated the state’s constitution.

But marijuana legalization has stayed on lawmakers’ agenda as pro-marijuana groups plan to appeal the ruling to the Supreme Court. Republican Sen. Brock Greenfield says it is a “very real possibility” that the Legislature would consider legalizing marijuana this session.

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