South Dakota Measure 4, Medical Marijuana (2006)

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Initiated Measure 4 was on the November 7, 2006 ballot in South Dakota as an initiated state statute, where it was defeated.[1]

Election results

South Dakota Measure 4 (2006)
Defeatedd No173,17852.30%
Yes 157,953 47.70%

Election Results via: South Dakota Secretary of State

Ballot wording

The South Dakota Attorney General provides this explanation:

This initiative would allow persons, including minors with parental consent, with a debilitating medical condition, to be certified to grow (not more than six plants), possess (not more than one ounce) and use small amounts of marijuana for medical purposes.

“Debilitating medical condition” is defined to include cancer, glaucoma, HIV, AIDS, or a chronic, debilitating condition that produces cachexia, wasting syndrome, severe or chronic pain, severe nausea, seizures, including epileptic seizures, severe or persistent muscle spasms, including spasms caused by spinal injury, multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease or fibromyalgia or any other medical condition approved by the Department of Health.

Certification may be accomplished by submitting medical records to the Department of Health or by submitting a doctor’s recommendation.

A person may not drive while impaired by marijuana and may not smoke marijuana in any place where tobacco smoking is prohibited. Growth, possession and use of marijuana will still be illegal under federal law but certification is a defense to criminal prosecution under state law.

A vote “Yes” will adopt the proposed law.

A vote “No” will reject the proposed law.

Campaign finance

Donors to the campaign for the measure:[2]

  • South Dakotans for Medical Marijuana: $479,913
  • South Dakotans for Medical Cannabis: $1,000
  • Total: $480,913

Donors to the campaign against the measure:

  • Save Our Society From Drugs: $3,439
  • Total: $3,439
  • Overall Total: $484,352

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