Municipal Marijuana

The fact that South Dakota voters will have their say later this year on a pair of ballot measures related to legalizing marijuana has gotten the attention of municipal officials in our community.

City Manager Amy Leon says planning around the two initiatives will be getting underway soon.

Leon says if either of the two measures is approved by voters, new municipal ordinances will need to be put in place quickly.

Leon says there will be a number of issues that need to be discussed including whether sales of marijuana will be allowed in city limits.

One ballot measure would legalize the sale and use of recreational marijuana for adults, the second would legalize medical marijuana.