South Dakotans say no to medical marijuana and yes to smoking ban
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%.
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. November 2:
|Amendment K||Labor||Protects the right to secret ballots in federal, state, and union representation elections|
|Amendment L||Admin of gov't||Repeals the automatic annual transfer of $12 million from the trust fund to the state general fund|
|VR||Referred Law 12||Tobacco||Extends smoking ban to apply statewide|
|CISS||Initiated Measure 13||Marijuana||Proposes legalization of medical marijuana|