South Dakota Marijuana Ballot Initiatives

South Dakota: Lawmakers Seek to Repeal Vote Permitting Home Cultivation of Medical Cannabis

Lawmakers participating in a Study Committee have recommended that legislators formally rescind language in the law that permits patients to grow up to three marijuana plants. A majority of House and Senate lawmakers would still need to approve those recommendations before they could take effect.

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Colorado: State NORML Affiliate Urges ‘No’ Vote on Ballot Proposal to Increase Retail Taxes on Adult-Use Marijuana Sales

Colorado NORML is urging voters to decide against Initiative #25, opining that excessive taxation on regulated marijuana products will drive consumers back to the illicit market. “This Ballot Initiative is an unnecessary tax burden,” Colorado NORML states in an action alert.

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These States Possess the Highest Number of Cannabis Consumers Per Capita

Authors collected data on the percentage of adults in each state who acknowledged having used cannabis within the last year. They then cross-referenced those percentages with the most recent population data from the U.S. Census Bureau to calculate the number of cannabis users per capita (per 100,000 residents) in each state.