Cannabis Reform Group Challenges Approval of Shortened Petition to Repeal South Dakota’s Medical Marijuana Program

A cannabis reform group is contesting the approval of a ballot question petition by the Secretary of State, alleging that it violates the law.

The petition seeks to repeal the state’s medical marijuana program but is only two sentences long, failing to include the full text of the initiated measure as required by state law.

Proponents of cannabis reform argue for adherence to the rules, despite their reservations about the strict petition formatting requirements.

Litigation is being considered, as the petition must gather 17,500 valid signatures by May 7, 2024, to make it onto the ballot.