South Dakota hemp bill advances despite Public Safety warning that hemp sends “mixed messages” to kids

Published: Feb 16, 2017, 2:48 pm • Updated: Feb 16, 2017, 2:48 pm By James Nord, The Associated Press PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota residents who pass background checks and get a license from the state agriculture department would be allowed to cultivate industrial hemp under a measure a House…

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South Carolina Primary Voters Support Ending Mass Incarceration, Decriminalizing Drug Possession, Treating Drugs As A Health Issue

A large majority of South Carolina presidential primary voters across party lines support ending mass incarceration, and a substantial majority support decriminalizing drug possession outright, according to a new poll released by the Drug Policy Alliance. 70 percent of voters in the upcoming first Southern state primary consider substantially reducing…

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South Dakota Law Can Get You Busted For Smoking Marijuana In Another State

By Phillip Smith South Dakota’s Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe announced over the weekend that it was suspending operations on its marijuana resort set to open on New Year’s Eve and that it had burned its pot crop. The tribe said it was seeking “clarification” from the Justice Department to ensure…

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New Approach South Dakota Submits 16,000 Signatures For Medical Marijuana

Over the past half year, I have been periodically posting about a medical marijuana petition drive happening in my state, South Dakota. Well it seems New Approach South Dakota has done it! New Approach submitted 16,000 signatures to the South Dakota Secretary of State this week. In South Dakota, a…

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Marijuana Resort hosted by Native American Tribe in South Dakota

(image via wikimedia.com) Since I live in South Dakota, this is incredibly exciting! I recently wrote that South Dakota has some of the worst drug policy laws in the United States, but we also have something that only a few states have: sovereign entities within our state borders. Marijuana is…

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Native American Tribe In South Dakota To Open Marijuana Resort

(image via wikimedia.com) One of the sectors of the cannabis industry that excites me most is the entertainment sector. There are new things popping up all the time that have me thinking to myself, ‘that sounds fun, I’d actually pay to do that.’ Whether it’s a bud and breakfast, or a…

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Poll: South Carolina Voters Want Next President To Respect State Marijuana Laws

Voters in Three Early 2016 Primary States Want to End Federal Marijuana Prohibition New polling data reveals that voters in the early presidential primary state of South Carolina overwhelmingly support ending federal prosecutions of people acting in accordance with state marijuana laws. Among respondents, 65% agree that “states should be…

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