South Dakota Measure to Legalize Hemp (2002)

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South Dakota Initiated Measure 1 allows certain activities with industrial hemp. It was on the November 7, 2002 election ballot in South Dakota where it failed with 196,060 votes opposed.

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Initiated Measure 1 proposes a law that would make it legal under state law, but not under federal law, for a person to plant, cultivate, harvest, possess, process, transport, sell or buy industrial hemp (cannabis) or any of its by-products with a tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content of one percent or less.

A vote "Yes" would adopt the state law.

A vote "No" would leave state law as it is.


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