South Dakota Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News


South Dakota tribe votes to legalize cannabis on reservation

Members of an American Indian tribe in South Dakota voted to legalize medical and recreational marijuana on their reservation, according to preliminary results from the Oglala Sioux’s election commission. The results of Tuesday’s referendum to allow MJ sales on the Pine Ridge Reservation will be certified next week. Voters approved medical marijuana by an 82% […]

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South Dakota tribe voting on marijuana legalization

Oglala Sioux Tribe members will vote Tuesday on whether to legalize medical and recreational cannabis on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. If the vote passes, the tribe would be the first in the U.S. to sell marijuana in a state where it is otherwise illegal. Because neither South Dakota nor nearby Wyoming and Nebraska […]

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Tribes in two states considering cannabis opportunities

An American Indian tribe in Oklahoma is exploring ways to become involved in the marijuana industry, while a South Dakota tribe will vote on whether to legalize medical and adult-use cannabis its reservation. The Cherokee Nation in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, is seeking recommendations from a seven-member committee by May 31 on marijuana and hemp opportunities for the […]

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South Dakota to vote on adult use, medical marijuana

Voters in South Dakota will decide this year whether to legalize recreational marijuana for adults 21 and older. Voters also will decide in November the fate of a measure to allow medical marijuana for patients with serious health conditions South Dakota will become the first state to vote on both medical marijuana and adult-use legalization […]

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Medical cannabis vote set for South Dakota in 2020

South Dakota voters likely will decide next year whether to legalize medical marijuana sales as Secretary of State Steve Barnett validated the signatures on a petition to place MMJ on the 2020 ballot. The measure is expected to be decided at the polls on Nov. 3, although any citizen has until Jan. 20 to challenge […]

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South Dakota marijuana update

Groups that support marijuana legalization submitted petitions containing more than 80,000 signatures to the South Dakota Secretary of State for two separate marijuana reform ballot initiatives for next year’s election.

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Anti-cannabis governor targets hemp, saying plant too close for police

A Republican governor who strongly opposes cannabis legalization says that allowing hemp cultivation is just as problematic. South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem took her argument national in The Wall Street Journal, arguing in an op-ed column that law enforcement doesn’t have the testing capacity to discern between marijuana and legal hemp, which has no more […]

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