Report: Marijuana led to 1 in 10 arrests in South Dakota in 2018

Marijuana laws in South Dakota are disproportionately enforced against people of color and cost taxpayers millions of dollars, according to a study commissioned by a group looking to legalize the drug for adults in South Dakota.

South Dakotans for Better Marijuana Laws, the campaign committee that gathered more than 33,000 signatures to put the question of legalizing marijuana for both recreational and medical marijuana before voters this fall, commissioned a study that examined marijuana crime statistics from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program. […]


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