The South Dakota supreme court has upheld a lower court ruling nullifying a voter-passed amendment to the constitution that would have seen recreational cannabis legalised in the state. 

Republican Governor Kristi Noem instigated the legal challenge to the amendment, passed by voters in November, opposing cannabis legalisation as a “social ill”. However, the arguments put forward by her administration were around technical violations to the state’s constitution. 

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Hannah Adler

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