Rep. York would like to see recreational marijuana go to a second public vote in South Dakota  (Audio)

March 7, 2022
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–If the South Dakota legislative session were a basketball game, we’d be in the fourth quarter, with just a few minutes left in the game.

The main run of the session ends Thursday. The bill setting the state budget is always the last one to pass, and this year will be no different.

But lawmakers have also spent a considerable amount of time debating whether or not to decriminalize small amounts of recreational marijuana.

Representative Nancy York of Watertown would like to see another public vote on this issue, rather than having the legislature decide it…

South Dakota voters approved recreational marijuana at the polls in November 2020, but the ballot language was later struck down as unconstitutional by the State Supreme Court.