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Officials are Challenging Constitutionality of Amendment A

Two law enforcement officials are challenging the constitutionality of Constitutional Amendment A. The amendment would legalize, regulate, and tax marijuana, as well as require the legislature to pass laws on hemp cultivation and ensure access to medical marijuana. The initiative was filed by Brendan Johnson, former U.S. Attorney for the District of South Dakota.

First, SDPB political reporter, Lee Strubinger, joins Lori Walsh to explain how we got here. Then, Brendan Johnson joins us to go over some of nuances of Amendment A ahead of the court challenge.

Reporting on politics and public policy is supported by the Center for Western Studies at Augustana University