The governor of South Dakota desires to limit medical hashish legislation

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, who previously tried to delay the state’s medical cannabis program, is now trying to curtail the voter-approved bill.

Republican governor against marijuana wants to ban the ability of people under the age of 21 to smoke or vape medical marijuana and limit the number of plants allowed in an MMJ patient’s home to three, among other things, according to the Associated Press.

“In my opinion, these are necessary changes to enable successful implementation of IM 26 (the bill) from July 1st,” she wrote in a letter to the legislature.

It was not clear whether lawmakers would consider Noem’s proposal as the deadline for considering such laws has technically expired under normal circumstances, the Associated Press reported.

The governor’s proposals would require the support of two-thirds of both legislatures to suspend the rules. The legislature is due to be adjourned on March 29, but Noem could call a special session.

Noem also directed a lawsuit to be filed to try to kill the voter-approved recreational marijuana measure, claiming the initiative was unconstitutional.

A lower court ruled that view, but the case was challenged in the State Supreme Court.

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