In a small hurdle on the way to legalization, a prickly South Dakotan Judge overruled the voters of the state due to a little technicality.
But with progressive change comes rigid resistance, and Judge Christina Klinger sided with a superintendent of the State Highway Patrol who brought up a case against the amendment. The pro-legalization activists “fail[ed] to submit Amendment A through the proper constitutional process,” according to Judge Klinger.
Apparently in the state, constitution amendments may only concern one subject at a time, and this legalization amendment includes both hemp and marijuana. It’s a small error and something easily fixed, so the technical hurdles brought forth by the anti-legalization side in the state will be no match for time.
Medicinal marijuana, which was also approved by voters, was not affected by this ruling.