New Approach South Dakota offering compromise to HB 1100A

PIERRE, S.D.(DRG Media)- Two marijuana reform organizations in South Dakota are hoping to offer state legislators a compromise on the timeline for legalizing medical marijuana in the state.

Melissa Mentele (ment-lee) is the executive director of New Approach South Dakota. She says their compromise bill– House Bill 1100A– is an alternative to legislation recently brought forward by republican leadership to delay implementation of the voter approved IM26 until at least 2022.

She says those concessions include.

Mentele says they know many medical marijuana supporters will be disappointed in the proposed compromise.

Mentele says there is support for the proposed compromise among legislators.

Representatives from New Approach South Dakota and South Dakotans for Better Marijuana Laws say they’re talking with various legislators to introduce their compromise to HB1100.

Legalization of medical marijuana received 70% approval from South Dakota on the Nov. 3, 2020, general election ballot.