2002 Initiative General Election Results - South Dakota
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Data for this Contest was Contributed by rhenderson on 2007-04-17

  Initiative: Initiated Measure #1 (Cannabis)Popular Vote
No 196,060 62.03%
Yes 119,990 37.97%
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Election Notes:
  • Title: An initiated measure adopting a law relating to industrial hemp (cannabis).

    Attorney General Explanation: Initiated Measure 1 proposes a law that would make it legal under state law, but not under federal law, for a person to plant, cultivate, harvest, possess, process, transport, sell or buy industrial hemp (cannabis) or any of its by-products with a tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content of one percent or less.

    A vote "Yes" would adopt the state law.
    A vote "No" would leave state law as it is.

    Full Text of Initiated Measure 1:

    Any person may plant, cultivate, harvest, possess, process, transport, sell or buy industrial hemp (cannabis) or any of its by-products with a tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content of one percent or less.

Demographic Data

2010 Population:814,180Enum.2010 Population Density:4.1persons/km2
2002 Population:760,020Est.2002 Population Density:3.9persons/km2
2000 Population:754,844Enum.2000 Population Density:3.8persons/km2
Land Area (2000):196,540km2Annual Pop Growth Rate:0.8%

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  • Source for Popular Vote data: South Dakota Secretary of State. Initiated Measure 1 Official Returns, South Dakota Secretary of State (http://www.sdsos.gov/electionsvoteregistration/pastelections_electioninfo02_initiatedmeasure1officialret.shtm) (accessed 17 Apr 2007)
  • Source for Population data: U.S. Census Bureau.
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