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ATTORNEY GENERAL EXPLANATION RELEASED FOR INITIATED MEASURE TO LEGALIZE MEDICAL MARIJUANA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, August 5, 2019

PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg announced today an Attorney General Explanation for a proposed initiated measure has been filed with the Secretary of State.  This explanation will appear on a petition that will be circulated by the sponsor of the initiated measure.  If the sponsor obtains a sufficient number of signatures by November 2019, as certified by the Secretary of State, the initiated measure will be placed on the ballot for the November 2020 general election.

 

The measure is entitled “An initiated measure to legalize marijuana for medical use.”

Under South Dakota law, the Attorney General is responsible for preparing explanations for proposed initiated measures, referred laws, and South Dakota Constitutional Amendments. The Attorney General Explanation is not a statement either for or against the proposed initiated measure.

 

Initiated Measure to LEGALIZE MEDICAL MARIJUANA 

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