Recreational Pot Makes SD Nov Ballot


PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakotans will vote this coming November on whether to legalize recreational marijuana for adults.

Secretary of State Steve Barnett said Monday his office has validated enough signatures to put on the ballot a proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize marijuana for those 21 and older and require the state Legislature to enact a hemp cultivation law.

South Dakota voters in November will also decide a measure to allow medical marijuana for patients with serious health conditions that was also put on the ballot by petition.