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Governor Noem Proposes Medicinal Marijuana Fixes to Legislature





PIERRE, S.D. – Today, Governor Kristi Noem proposed three changes to Initiated Measure 26 (IM 26) to fix problems with the measure as drafted.

 

“As you know, IM 26 was passed by the voters in November 2020,” Governor Noem wrote in a letter to legislators. “My administration is preparing to implement IM 26 when it takes effect on July 1. As we prepare to do that, there are three legislative changes that I would ask you to consider.”

 

The proposed changes are:

  • Setting a maximum of three marijuana plants in a user’s home, for personal medicinal use;
  • Prohibiting smoking or vaping for those under age 21;
  • Clarifying the Department of Health’s “seed to sale” rulemaking authority.

 

You can see Governor Noem’s letter to the legislature here. You can find the draft legislation here.