Politician Info
F Kristi Noem (R - SD) NO MEDICAL USE

Holds office Governor

Position on Medical Marijuana
Noem says she wouldn't support medical marijuana without FDA approval. Link

Comments

Governor Noem vetoed legislation that sought to license and regulate commercial hemp production in the state, opining, “There is no question in my mind that normalizing hemp, like legalizing medical marijuana, is part of a larger strategy to undermine enforcement of the drug laws and make legalized marijuana inevitable.” (Link)

Governor Noem has historically opposed all efforts to liberalize marijuana laws in South Dakota, and she recently affirmed her opposition to a pair of 2020 ballot initiatives that seek to legalize and regulate medical cannabis and adult-use marijuana. (Link)

Marijuana is “the gateway drug to getting people more addicted, getting into stronger drugs, then they end up committing crimes, and it just opens the door to bad habits and behaviors that aren’t going to be beneficial.” (Link)

“Legalizing industrial hemp weakens drug laws. It hurts law enforcement. It’s a step backward.” (Link)

“Whether the gateway drug is marijuana or a legal prescription painkiller, the slope toward addiction can often be a slippery one. As governor, I will oppose all attempts to legalize marijuana.” (4/24/18) (Link)

 

Votes
Veterans Equal Access Amendment
No
McClintock/Polis Amendment
No
Rohrabacher/Farr Amendment
No
Veterans Equal Access Amendment
No
Contact Kristi Noem

Email: https://sd.gov/governor/contact/contact.aspx

Web: https://sd.gov/governor/

Phone: 605-773-3212

Address

500 East Capitol Avenue

Pierre, SD 57501

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