SD Pot Advocates Pitch Compromise Medical Marijuana Bill

Law360 (February 22, 2021, 3:36 PM EST) -- South Dakota cannabis advocates announced on Monday that they were pitching new legislation that would implement voter-approved medical marijuana and provide legal protections for patients sooner than the bill currently backed by the state's governor.

In a press conference, representatives for New Approach South Dakota and South Dakotans for Better Marijuana Laws framed the proposed bill as a regrettable but necessary compromise to realize reform that nearly 70% of voters approved last November.

"By offering this compromise, we are making major concessions," Melissa Mentele, director of New Approach South Dakota, said. "We are agreeing to a delay that will make medical...

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