Secretary of State receives 3rd petition challenge

Secretary of State receives 3rd petition challenge

Pierre, SD – Today, Secretary of State Shantel Krebs announced that a challenge was submitted March 3rd for an initiated measure to legalize marijuana for medical use. The initiated measure was previously rejected by the Secretary of State’s office on February 3rd.

The Secretary of State’s office will verify the petition challenge in the coming months. There is not a deadline in state statute as to when the verification process must be completed.

The challenge was submitted by Melissa Mentele of Emery, South Dakota.

For more information regarding the challenge process please visit:


One Reply to “Secretary of State receives 3rd petition challenge”

  1. Lynn

    If this makes the ballot it is basically a softened recreational pot vote. Listening to SB-171 opponent testimony I didn’t realize the extent of loopholes there are in this and just how much weed they can have. They could easily make a side income selling weed with the amount they would be allowed to have.

    The way it is written would make it very difficult for law enforcement to do their jobs for unrelated matters with the protections in place with this initiative.