Democrat governor candidate Jamie Smith supportive of recreational marijuana  (Audio)
Mike Tanner/KWAT News

October 19, 2022
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–South Dakota’s Democrat Party candidate for governor, Jamie Smith, spent much of his day yesterday campaigning in Watertown.

KWAT News caught up with Smith at an afternoon appearance at Gather Coffee, and asked him about Initiated Measure 27. That’s the ballot question asking South Dakota voters if they approve the legalization of recreational marijuana….

But questions remain about whether smoking pot opens the door for users to expand use to drugs like methamphetamine or fentanyl….

Smith was asked about the tax revenue marijuana could bring to South Dakota…

South Dakota voters approved recreational marijuana in 2020, but the results of that vote were voided after the South Dakota Supreme Court ruled the wording of the ballot question was unconstitutional.