Poll shows ballot measure for recreational marijuana in South Dakota will likely fail

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(Pierre, SD) -- Could it be a preview for us in North Dakota?

A statewide poll in South Dakota indicates a measure voters will consider this November to legalize recreational marijuana among adults will likely fail.

The poll was commissioned by South Dakota News Watch and surveyed 500 registered voters last month. It shows more than 54 percent of those surveyed oppose the proposal while nearly 44 percent support it.

Voters had approved a constitutional amendment for the legalization of recreational marijuana two years ago but it was overturned in the courts and was never enacted.

This as similar legislation is up for you to vote on in North Dakota during the November 8th general election.