Attorney General Explanation Released for Initiated Measure Decriminalizing One Ounce or Less of Marijuana

jackleyheader2Attorney General Explanation Released for Initiated Measure
Decriminalizing One Ounce or Less of Marijuana

PIERRE, S.D.- South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today an Attorney General Explanation for an initiated measure has been filed with the Secretary of State. This statement will appear on petitions that will be circulated by the sponsor of the measure. If the sponsor obtains a sufficient number of signatures (13,871) on the petitions by November 9, 2015, as certified by the Secretary of State, the measure will be placed on the ballot for the November 2016 general election.

1. An initiated measure to decriminalize the possession of one ounce or less of marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia

Under South Dakota law, the Attorney General is responsible for preparing explanations for proposed initiated measures, referred laws, and South Dakota Constitutional Amendments. Specifically, the explanation includes a title, an objective, clear and simple summary of the purpose and effect of the proposed measure and a description of the legal consequences.

To view the Attorney General Explanation for the measure, as well as the final form of the measure submitted to this office, please click on the link below:

6 thoughts on “Attorney General Explanation Released for Initiated Measure Decriminalizing One Ounce or Less of Marijuana”

  1. I predict it’ll pass. AND I predict 89 people will comment on this post about the subject of decriminalization. (More republicans voted to legalize in CO than Democrats or Unaffiliateds. Latest poll shows 68% want to keep it legal. Latest poll shows 17% of Colorado citizens have used marijuana since it became legal). Which recalls the question, “Isn’t it hard to dance with a stick up your donkey? …. or ass, as it be?”

      1. porter ah heck it doesn’t matter. i’ve got some neighbors that have basically thrown their hands up in the air with their kids. The just got fired from their 4th job this year and hang out and smoke this stinky stuff in one of those kid’s bedrooms. at the end of the week they are hitch hiking out to Colorado so they can be free as they say to do what they want. I’ll steer them your way as a place to crash being an old south Dakotan. I’ll tell em to bring their x-box with them. don’t be surprised if they come knockin at your door after a hitch hiking from Dakota. thanks pal!

        1. Forget the Xbox just give them some fireworks to play with. Or maybe we should ban fireworks because somebody knew someone else whose brother-in-laws cousin twice removed lived next door to somebody who blew himself up. Actually video games are even worse, people refuse to come out of their basements and go to work. So we need a ban on xboxes and all that stuff, because somebody somewhere has a problem with it.
          As long as I get to keep all the cats I want, I don’t care what you do to other people.

  2. You conservative pain pill addicts crack me up. You sit around and piss on new ideas and grumble about the kids. You’re worse than the old A Dubs that started the Vietnam War. lol Truth is, there aren’t enough who think like you for what you say to matter a hill of frijoles.

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