South Dakota Will Try to Legalize Cannabis in a Red State

South Dakota Will Try to Legalize Cannabis in a Red State

For all the support in the polls and all the victories at the ballot boxes cannabis enjoyed over the last decade, legalization does have its limits. For example, no state has skipped over medical cannabis and gone straight to allowing all adults 21 and over to possess and use marijuana, no doctor’s note required. And, in spite of bipartisan support from voters, so far, none of the 11 states where cannabis is sold in regulated stores are in the deep-red, reliably conservative heartland America. (Michigan, recall, exited the “blue wall” in 2016 by only 0.2% of the vote.) All that could change this fall, and in what seems like a very unlikely place. South Dakota has some of the harshest and most draconian drug laws in the country. Possession is a misdemeanor; possession of any amount of concentrates, like a vape pen, is a felony; there’s even a law on the books outlawing being in the same room as an amount of cannabis and a Congressional delegation so opposed to any drug-policy reform they might be too extreme even for the DEA. Even CBD, a compound so common it barely attracts attention in most states, is illegal! Perhaps because of this, enough South Dakotans are…

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