Recreational marijuana subcommittee met Tuesday in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- The “Adult Use Marijuana Study” subcommittee of the South Dakota legislature met Tuesday in Pierre.

The name refers to recreational use of marijuana, which was approved by voters last November, but is still under a court challenge.

During the hearing, Clay County States Attorney Alexis Tracy told the committee there are a number of questions around both medical and recreational marijuana.

Tracy says the passage of “IM26” legalizing medical marijuana creates a unique situation.

Tracy says state law enforcement is caught between the initiative passed by voters and federal laws.

The subcommittee is part of the over all summer study looking at rules needed to implement marijuana use.