The South Dakota Supreme Court is expected to hear the state’s voter-approved constitutional amendment to legalize recreational cannabis in April.
The Supreme Court will hear oral submissions on a challenge to the amendment on April 28, according to the Sioux Falls Argus Leader.
It did so after attorneys for the South Dakotans for Better Marijuana Laws appealed a lower court ruling denying the change.
In February, a district judge ruled that the election measure was unconstitutional because it contained more than a single subject.
Then the South Dakota Attorney General shut down the defense of the adult marijuana amendment after previously alleging in court that the initiative was constitutional.
Governor Kristi Noem opposes voter-approved marijuana legalization efforts and launched the lawsuit to try to kill the measure.
In addition, the governor is trying to curtail the state’s medical cannabis program, which has also been approved by voters.