South Dakota voters shouldn’t have high hopes on recreational marijuana going into law during the 2022 legislative session.
That’s according to Senate president pro tem Lee Schoenbeck (R-Watertown).
“I think it’s highly unlikely that the legislature passes recreational marijuana,” Schoenbeck said. “Certainly, we’ll debate it. It’s a discussion we’re gonna have but I don’t think there’s any realistic chance recreational marijuana passes.”
Senate Bill 3 is “an act to provide for the use and regulated sale of marijuana” and it contains 48 sections in 30 pages. Lawmakers on the Marijuana Interim Study Committee voted 14-10 in October to endorse bringing forward a proposed bill to legalize some of the same things Amendment A, which passed with voters support 54-46 in Nov. 2020, would have like legalizing possession of one ounce or less of marijuana by a person 21 or older.
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