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  South Dakota Supreme Court rules against voter-backed pot legalization
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Last EditedRP  Nov 24, 2021 01:32pm
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CategoryLegal Ruling
AuthorStephen Groves
News DateWednesday, November 24, 2021 06:40:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionThe South Dakota Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a lower court’s ruling that nullified a voter-passed amendment to the state constitution that would have legalized recreational marijuana use.

Gov. Kristi Noem instigated the legal fight to strike down the amendment passed by voters in November. Though the Republican governor opposed marijuana legalization as a social ill, her administration’s arguments in court centered on technical violations to the state constitution.

The high court sided with those arguments in a 4-1 decision, ruling that the measure — Amendment A — would have violated the state’s requirement that constitutional amendments deal with just one subject.
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