Another attempt to legalize recreational cannabis in South Dakota will go before the state Legislature next week.
The amended bill would allow for possession of up to 1 ounce of cannabis or the equivalent by people 21 and older.
The measure would also pave the way for licensed recreational marijuana cultivators, manufacturers, retailers and testing labs regulated by the state revenue department.
Municipal governments would have the power to ban cannabis businesses within their jurisdictions.
The bill also includes promotional restrictions, prohibiting advertising that “promotes overconsumption,” depicts consumption, makes any health claims or that could appeal to young people.
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South Dakota voters approved both recreational and medical marijuana legalization in the November 2020 election.
South Dakotans disapproved of Noem’s actions by a small majority in late 2021, a poll found.