Supporters of legalizing medical marijuana in South Dakota have failed to bring the matter to a public vote.
Under the MMJ initiative, local governments wouldn’t be allowed to ban dispensaries, and there would be no limits on how many businesses could be licensed.
Secretary of State Shantel Krebs said a random sampling determined that of the petition’s 15,000 signatures, only about 9,500 were valid – far short of the 13,871 required.
The rejection can be challenged in court.
– Associated Press and Marijuana Business Daily