South Dakota has become the 14th state to legalize marijuana for adults. The state also passed medical marijuana legalization.
Recreational marijuana use was legalized in South Dakota by a vote of 53% to 47%. Medical marijuana was legalized by South Dakota voters 69% to 31%.
The new law legalizes the recreational use of cannabis for individuals 21 years old and older. They can possess or distribute up to one ounce of marijuana.
The state’s medical marijuana program will allow persons with debilitating medical conditions to use and possess up to 3 ounces of marijuana.
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