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Use and Legalization for Individuals

Voters approved the legalization of recreational marijuana use on November 3, 2020. The constitutional amendment is effective on July 1, 2021, for individual use.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was marijuana legalized?
    The constitutional amendment becomes effective on July 1, 2021. At this time, the usage of marijuana in South Dakota is still illegal.

  • When will the amendment become effective?
    The new amendment will go into effect on July 1, 2021.

Additional Information

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