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Protect SD Kids group urging voters to say “no” to recreational marijuana

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A group campaigning against the legalization of recreational marijuana for South Dakotans age 21 years and over made a stop in Fort Pierre this week (Oct. 4, 2022).

Protecting South Dakota Kids campaign chair Jim Kinyon says the marijuana grown and processed today is far more potent than what was smoked in the 70s. He used a character named “Dopey” as an example.

Kinyon says drug dealers try to sell potential buyers on two things– They’re going to make you happy and they’re going to make you free.

Kinyon, who works for Catholic Social Services in Rapid City, says legalization of marijuana for those 21 years and over will inevitably mean those under 21 will also have access to it.

Recreational marijuana legalization is on the Nov. 8, 2022, general election ballot at Initiated Measure 27 (IM27).

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