“Whether or not one supports marijuana legalization, Americans should be outraged at these overtly undemocratic tactics.”
While other results of the election remain hazy, the clear winner on November 3 was marijuana.
South Dakotans have delivered a crippling blow to those who favored the status quo of marijuana prohibition in the Mount Rushmore State by simultaneously passing a pair of ballot initiatives.
South Dakotans have overwhelmingly approved Measure 26, which legalizes the medical use of cannabis by authorized patients.
Voters in five states: Arizona, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, and South Dakota will decide this Election Day on state wide ballot initiatives to legalize marijuana for either adult-use or medical purposes. According to the latest available polls, each of these measures currently holds a lead among voters.
Among South Dakota Democrats, 73 percent expressed their intent to vote ‘yes’ for Amendment A, as do 58 percent of Independents. By contrast, only 34 percent of Republicans back the amendment.
It is a good time to be alive if you are a marijuana smoker and it’s only going to get better!
“I did not advocate for legal marijuana while I served in the Senate but, like many other Americans, my viewpoint has vastly evolved in recent years.”