Medical Marijuana Dispute Between SD House And Senate

     A showdown over medical marijuana could be brewing in the South Dakota Legislature. 

      Voters legalized medicinal use of marijuana in 2020 and the state set up regulations for it last year, but more than 30 bills were introduced in this year’s session addressing the medical pot program.

      The State Senate has passed a spate of medical marijuana bills, including several easing access to medical pot for some patients. 

       House Republicans, though, are moving in the opposite direction – passing a bill Monday barring patients from growing cannabis plants at home.

      That sets up a collision with a Senate bill that seeks to cap the number of homegrown plants.