The South Dakota House rejected a bill Jan. 31 that would have allowed local governments to opt out of hosting medical cannabis businesses, according to a KELO report.

House Bill 1095, which would have authorized cities and counties to pass exemption ordinances, was narrowly shot down in a 31-33 vote, the news outlet reported.

The legislation needed at least 36 votes to advance to the South Dakota Senate.

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South Dakota voters approved Initiated Measure 26 in the 2020 election to legalize medical cannabis. The measure received 70% support and passed in 63 of the state’s 66 counties, KELO reported.

“We talk about the will of the people, but not every county voted for medical marijuana,” said Rep. Rhonda Milstead (R-Hartford), who sponsored H.B. 1095.