South Dakotans for Better Marijuana Laws, the 2020 campaign working to pass two marijuana reform ballot initiatives this November, yesterday announced over 50 endorsements from prominent South Dakotans across the state. The endorsements come from health care professionals, former prosecutors, former elected officials, and business owners, among others. The full list can be viewed here.
The campaign also hosted a video press conference yesterday, featuring Brendan Johnson, former United States Attorney for South Dakota, and Chuck Parkinson, who served in President Reagan’s administration and as a staffer to former United States Senator Jim Abdnor.
South Dakotans for Better Marijuana Laws is a statewide ballot question committee, which MPP is supporting, that is working to pass two 2020 ballot initiatives, Amendment A and Measure 26. Constitutional Amendment A would legalize, regulate, and tax marijuana for adults 21 and over and would also require the legislature to pass laws by 2022 regulating the cultivation, processing, and sale of hemp. Initiated Measure 26 would establish a medical marijuana program for patients diagnosed with one or more serious health conditions.
South Dakota will be the first state to vote on medical marijuana and adult-use legalization initiatives simultaneously.
To learn more, get involved, or make a donation to the campaign, visit the campaign's website.