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South Dakotans say no to medical marijuana and yes to smoking ban

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November 2, 2010

By Bailey Ludlam

PIERRE, South Dakota: As of about 11:30 pm CT, two of the South Dakota proposed measures have been approved, while two were defeated. Two of the most debated - Referred Law 12 and Initiated Measure 13 - faced different fates this election year. Referred Law 12, the state's Smoking Ban Referendum, was overwhelmingly approved by voters with 62% of the vote. On the other hand, Initiated Measure 13, one of only a handful of medical marijuana measures, was defeated by 64%.[1][2]

Below is a summary of the measures that appeared on the ballot and their outcome according to unofficial election results. Click on each measure for more details.[3] November 2:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment K Elections Protects the right to secret ballots in federal, state, and union representation elections Approveda
LRCA Amendment L Gov't Finances Repeals the automatic annual transfer of $12 million from the trust fund to the state general fund Defeatedd
CISS Initiative 13 Marijuana Proposes legalization of medical marijuana Defeatedd
VR Referendum 12 Tobacco Extends smoking ban to apply statewide Approveda


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