• Daily Marijuana Observer Facebook
  • Daily Marijuana Observer Twitter
  • Daily Marijuana Observer StockTwits
  • Daily Marijuana Observer SA
  • Daily Marijuana Observer Instagram
  • Daily Marijuana Observer Youtube
  • Pinterest Social Icon
  • Daily Marijuana Observer Talk Market

Typos Could Ruin this State's Recreational Legalization Efforts

August 2, 2017


Everyone remembers getting a paper back from their teacher in high school and seeing that they were knocked down a whole letter grade just for a typo or two. Imagine if a small typo ruined a whole state's efforts to legalize recreational possession and consumption of cannabis...


Related: Slideshow of All States with Legal Weed


No need to imagine, because it's really happening in South Dakota. The state has had many failed attempts at legalizing and decriminalizing marijuana in various capacities. While the past attempts have failed for reasons like not enough petition signatures and more, now South Dakota's legalization attempt is failing for a reason far more frustrating.



"A writing error might cost a ballot measure campaign its chances of legalizing recreational marijuana in South Dakota next year," the Argus Leader reported. As New Approach South Dakota has been working diligently to gather signatures for the ballot initiative, the bill's wording could render those efforts useless.


Related: Michigan Begins Gathering Signatures for Legalization


"It's just a typo. It's one person's perception of grammar versus another's," commented Melissa Mentele, director of New Approach South Dakota. The Argus Leader reports that "the way the measure is worded, though, it would only legalize marijuana paraphernalia, not the drug itself, according to the state's official interpretation."


Related: 14 Accessories Every Cannabis Consumer Needs


According to analyst estimates, if the bill were to pass it would save South Dakota over $2 million in jail costs over the coming years. Be sure to subscribe to one or more of our free newsletters so you never miss an important cannabis update. Also, don't forget to connect with The Daily Marijuana Observer on social media via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram




Please reload

Please reload

Please reload


© Copyright 2016-2020 Smoke Show Ventures, Inc.

RSS Feed

Disclaimer: Except for the historical information and data presented herein, matters discussed in articles on this website contain forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from any future performance or achievements expressed or implied by such coverage. Smoke Show Ventures, Inc., which owns The Daily Marijuana Observer, is not registered with any financial or securities regulatory authority, and does not provide nor claims to provide investment advice or recommendations to readers of this release. Smoke Show Ventures, Inc., which owns The Daily Marijuana Observer, may from time to time have a position in the securities mentioned herein and will increase or decrease such positions without notice. Before making specific investment decisions, readers should seek their own professional advice and that of their own professional financial adviser. Smoke Show Ventures, Inc. or its affiliates, which owns The Daily Marijuana Observer, may be compensated for its services in the form of cash-based and/or equity- based compensation in the companies it writes about, or a combination of the two. For full disclosure please visit: https://www.dailymarijuanaobserver.com/legal-disclaimer/.