SD Voters Say No To Medical Marijuana
November 2, 2010, 9:06 PM
SIOUX FALLS, SD -
South Dakota voters on Tuesday once again rejected an effort to allow patients suffering from a debilitating medical condition legal access to marijuana.
A similar effort went up in smoke just four years ago. Supporters of Initiated Measure 13 said it was an issue of compassion, as those dealing with the pain and muscle spasms of multiple sclerosis or the nausea from cancer chemotherapy treatments should have access to something that could help them.
But opponents expressed concern that the proposed law would lead to increased use of pot by those with no medical need.
The state would have been the 15th to legalize medical marijuana.
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