MJ Biz reports..
South Dakota’s highest court on Wednesday struck down on technical grounds a recreational marijuana initiative approved by voters in 2020, shattering the development of a projected $285 million market.
A Marijuana Policy Project official, calling the ruling “extremely flawed” and “disrespectful” to voters, pledged that advocates would continue to work to legalize adult-use cannabis in one of the country’s most conservative states.
Wednesday’s ruling also reflects a trend in which public officials use the courts to overturn the will of the voters.
South Dakota was the first state where voters approved both medical and recreational marijuana during the same election.
Also see NPR ReportSouth-Dakota-Supreme-Court-ruling