Last month South Dakota became one of the latest states to legalize both medicinal and recreational use of marijuana. Fifty-four percent of the state’s voters approved Constitutional Amendment A, the adult-use legalization measure, while a medicinal marijuana initiative was approved by nearly 70%. Both measures are scheduled to take effect on July 1, 2021.

Despite those significant victories, however, a faction within the state government is looking to overturn those results and resurrect cannabis prohibition in the Mount Rushmore State.

In late November Kevin Thom, the Sheriff of Pennington County, the second-most populous county in South Dakota, along with state Highway Patrol Superintendent Rick Miller, filed a lawsuit to throw out Amendment A. 


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