SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Two years after passing legal marijuana, South Dakota voters have changed their minds. 

With 99% of precincts reporting, Initiated Measure 27 is failing with 47.1% of voters voting “yes” (163,361) and 52.9% voting “no” (183,079), as of 5:30 a.m. the day after polls closed. There were a total of 346,440 votes cast in the IM 27 race, only the U.S. Senate and governor race had more total votes.

IM 27 would have legalized marijuana in small amounts for people age 21 and older. Opponents to IM 27 have said legal marijuana will increase marijuana use for kids and not help foster healthy families. 

Protecting South Dakota Kids reported raising $427,186 in its pre-election filing and spent $351,740 mostly on advertising. 

Jim Kinyon, chairman of Protecting South Dakota Kids, thanked the more than 400 volunteers and donors that helped campaign against IM 27. 

“We know how destructive marijuana is to the residents in states that have already legalized the drug,” Kinyon said in a news release. “We presented a well-researched, fact-based informational outreach to as many communities across the state as we could physically get to the last three months.” 

Public officials like Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken, Minnehaha County Sheriff Mike Milstead and other public officials voiced their opposition to IM 27. 

“The results of tonight’s election are a huge win for public health, science, and common sense,” said Kevin Sabet, President of SAM Action, a sister organization of Protecting South Dakota Kids.