Jan 08, 2020
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With MPP’s support, South Dakotans for Better Marijuana Laws has become the first legalization campaign to qualify a citizens’ initiative for the 2020 ballot!
The new decade is off to an exciting start for our movement! Earlier this week, South Dakota Secretary of State Steve Barnett announced that the constitutional initiative to legalize and regulate marijuana for adults has succeeded in qualifying for the general election ballot!
In an impressive feat, the campaign gathered over 50,000 signatures in under two months to meet the required threshold. This is a huge step forward and cause for celebration, but we know an even tougher battle lies ahead. Powerful politicians in the state are dead set against legalization, and there’s no doubt they will marshall all the resources they can in an effort to defeat the initiative. South Dakotans for Better Marijuana Laws needs your help now more than ever.This news follows on the heels of another recent announcement that a statutory medical marijuana measure has also qualified for the November ballot. That means South Dakota will be the first state to vote on medical marijuana and adult-use legalization initiatives simultaneously!
Help make 2020 another milestone year for marijuana policy reform by supporting the South Dakota campaign. Let’s put marijuana prohibition where it belongs — in the history books.