- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 8, 2015

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Attorney General Marty Jackley has released an explanation for an initiated measure to legalize the possession of 1 ounce or less of marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia.

Jackley’s filing with the office of Secretary of State Shantel Krebs is another step in the process for the proposal’s supporters to get it on the November 2016 ballot.

Supporters must collect 13,871 signatures by Nov. 9 and have them certified by Krebs to put the measure up for public vote.

Jackley’s explanation is required by law. It includes a title, an objective, a summary of the purpose and effect of the proposed measure and a description of legal consequences.

Jackley in the explanation warns that the purpose and effect of many provisions of the measure are unclear and will require legislative or judicial clarification if it is approved.



Jackley explanation: https://1.usa.gov/1J4REul

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