(Pierre, SD) — Obstacles to the legalization of medical marijuana in South Dakota are falling away. A bill that would have delayed the implementation of medical marijuana ballot measure approved by voters in November passed the state House easily recently. The Senate amended the bill, including a measure that would have decriminalized small amounts of recreational marijuana. The House and Senate couldn’t reach a compromise on the bill yesterday, and it died. The bill’s failure means the ballot measure will go into effect as voted on by the public.