Pro-medical cannabis billboards launch Monday

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Starting Monday, you may see some new billboards on your drive to work.

The group 'South Dakotans Against Prohibition' is launching a billboard campaign to promote the legalization of medical marijuana in the state.

The goal of the campaign is to inspire people to register to vote and contact their representative about legalizing medical cannabis in the state. Weather permitting, the billboards on 12th St. will be put up on Monday.

'The Sioux Falls Free Thinkers' recently endorsed 'South Dakotans Against Prohibition' and are financing the 13 billboards in Sioux Falls.

The groups are also taking their campaign one step further -- with car toppers that can be seen both during the day and at night.

Ryan Gaddy with S-DAP says he welcomes any attention the signs bring -- good or bad.

"There's been groups that have voiced opposition early on with our page. They said they would do anything in our power to fight us. Well if they come out and fight us they're just going to make more noise which is going to cause more people to hear about us," said Gaddy.

"If i can help get this passed in South Dakota, my investment will return a great deal of goodness for a lot of people, thousands of people maybe a year," said Dale Hemming of Sioux Falls Free Thinkers.

Both groups are selling the car toppers for $60 for anyone interested in showing their support for legalizing medical marijuana in South Dakota.