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South Dakota Looking at 2016 Ballot Proposal For Medical Marijuana

A South Dakota medical marijuana supporter hopes to begin gathering signatures within a month to put a proposal on the 2016 ballot to allow people with serious medical conditions to use marijuana.

Melissa Mentele, an activist from Emery, South Dakota, said Tuesday that the ballot language she’s been working on is now under review at the state Attorney General’s office. Mentele and other organizers need 13,871 signatures by Nov. 8 to get the proposal on the 2016 ballot.

Mentele, 38, said she’s attempting to help patients similar to herself — she suffers from reflex sympathetic dystrophy — who have debilitating medical conditions ranging from cancer to post-traumatic stress disorder. [Read more from the Associated Press at the Casper Star-Tribune]

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