South Dakota Poised to Legalize Weed
South Dakota is one of the most conservative states in the union. But if the polls are right, its voters will legalize both recreational and medical cannabis next week.
The initiative to allow adults to possess, grow and purchase marijuana leads among likely voters by a margin of 51 percent to 44 percent, with five percent undecided, according to the survey released over the weekend by Argus Leader Media and KELO-TV.
The medical cannabis item got 74 percent support in the poll, with 23 percent in opposition and 3 percent undecided. — Marijuana Moment
Support for the measure comes in spite of opposition from Governor Kristi Noem. Noem has been a fierce defender of personal freedoms like going maskless and holding superspreader events during the pandemic. But she’s not too keen on pot.