South Dakota State Supreme Court to begin recreational & medicinal marijuana oral arguments on Wednesday

The South Dakota State Supreme Court will begin hearing oral arguments on Amendment A on Wednesday, April 28.

PIERRE, S.D. — The fate of a voter-backed recreational marijuana amendment in the state of South Dakota begins to unfold on Wednesday.

Amendment A legalizes medical and recreational marijuana and was written to go into effect July first.

54-percent of South Dakota voters voted in favor of Amendment A.

But weeks after the November election and at the direction of Governor Kristi Noem, Pennington County Sheriff Kevin Thom and South Dakota Highway Patrol Commander Colonel  Rick Miller filed a lawsuit against the amendment, arguing constitutional amendments should only tackle one subject and not two.

The law enforcement leaders also saying that the amendment should have been filed as a revision to the state’s constitution.

A South |Dakota Sixth Circuit Judge sided with Thom and Miller and the dismissal of the amendment, pushing it to the supreme court with an appeal.

South Dakota’s Supreme Court will begin hearing both sides tomorrow morning with a decision to come at a later time.

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