Secretary of State announces Challenge Unsuccessful (Medical Marijuana)
Pierre, SD – Today, Secretary of State Shantel Krebs announced that the challenge to the original rejection of an Initiated Measure to Legalize Marijuana for Medical Use was unsuccessful.
The Initiated Measure to Legalize Marijuana for Medical Use was originally rejected February 23rd.
Once the signed petitions were delivered to the Secretary of State’s office, a 5% random sampling was conducted in accordance with 2-1-16. It was determined that 63.2% of signatures were invalid. The challenge was submitted by the petition sponsor Melissa Mentele of Emery, South Dakota.
An individual wishing to challenge the validity of the petitions can proceed to circuit court.