South Dakota: Questions and answers on marijuana initiative

There's a lot of pot talk happening in South Dakota right now.

You might have noticed Steve Young's rundown of the law enforcement issues surrounding the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe's plan to sell marijuana on reservation grounds.

Then there's the medical marijuana ballot initiative movement moving merrily along through the petition process. That one would legalize up to three ounces for medical use.

There's a more ambitious initiative, too, this one announced last week by a group called South Dakotans Against Prohibition. That ballot initiative would decriminalize up to an ounce of pot. Instead of being jailed and charged with a misdemeanor, someone caught with that much or less would get a $100 civil fine.

That means you wouldn't have to say "yes" on your job application when asked if you've been charged with a crime, says Ryan Gaddy of SDAP. It means you wouldn't lose your eligibility for student...

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