Bill to legalize recreational marijuana failed in House

SIOUX FALLS, SD (Dakota News Now) — A bill that would legalize recreational marijuana in South Dakota has failed the South Dakota House.

Senate Bill 3 . The bill then makes its way through the House, where lawmakers have generally been less receptive to marijuana legislation.

Some lawmakers say voters have made their will clear and want to be proactive in implementing recreational marijuana laws. The bill’s sponsor, Senator Michael Rohl (R, Aberdeen), testified that the problem is a national “one-way train” as more states legalize recreational pot one way or another.

Although SB 3 failed to pass the House on Thursday, Matthew Schweich, who leads campaigns on cannabis and government reform and is deputy director of the Marijuana Policy Project, said he would continue the signature drive. in an attempt to put the question back on the November ballot.

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