Marty Jackley on Drugs
We must explain consequences of legalized marijuana
A group backing two marijuana related ballot questions says they're concerned about the language of Attorney General Jackley's explanations. A spokesperson for the group New Approach South Dakota in passing two ballot questions legalizing recreational
and medicinal marijuana says the language in the summary is unnecessarily strong: words like "trafficking" mischaracterize the intent of the ballot questions.
However, Jackley says he is tasked with drafting a 200 word explanation of a ballot
question that's fair and accurate, and that he wanted voters to know of his constitutional concerns of the ballot questions. Jackley says. "We are trying to assist voters in understanding the legal consequence and the effect of the particular measures."
Jackley says there are some confusing and vague provisions in the measures that, if passed, will likely require judicial or legislative clarification. Jackley did not say which provisions those were.
Source: SDPB radio on 2018 South Dakota gubernatorial race
, Mar 30, 2017
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