Noem plans to delay medical pot law a year

Voters in five states in the general election approved have legalized marijuana usage. Husch Blackwell LLP attorneys say.

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Wednesday promised she will honor the will of voters to legalize pot for medical use, just not this year.

The slow-walk was the second setback this week pro-pot groups in the state, after a judge on Monday struck down a voter-passed constitutional amendment that would have legalized recreational pot. Noem, an ardent opponent of recreational pot legalization, had pushed for the lawsuit.