Recreational Marijuana Petition, What Happened?

The only POT that is legal in SD.

Only a few months ago, I was told that things with the REC petition were doing very good, even better than the medical petition.

Apparently that is NOT the case today.

Do I think I was lied to? Not at all. It seems what is evident today is that the circulators who promised to circulate didn’t follow through. Trust me it happens, I have seen it with local petition drives. That is why when I take a sheet, I don’t make any promises.

But what worries me more is that there seemed to be a bigger effort to get signatures for medical marijuana first (they did submit enough initially, but may not have enough to be certified). Let’s say that the medical petition is certified and does make the ballot, I still don’t give it much chance of passing.

Why is that?

As I have told the past two campaigns on this topic, people don’t want to fiddle around looking for a doctor to prescribe them medical marijuana, or hold a card, etc, etc. And recreational smokers don’t consider it fair either. People just want to go to the corner Jane store, pick up their weed and use it. Is it really anyone’s business if that is for pain, meditation and self-reflection or to simply just get high and check out for awhile?

Theirre efforts should have been full boar into getting rec on the ballot, it would have passed. Medical, I guess we will see.


#1 LJL on 11.07.17 at 12:26 pm

It’s a perfect example. Potheads aren’t motivated enough to get the work done.

#2 l3wis on 11.07.17 at 1:41 pm

LOL, I kind of was thinking the same thing. But will admit with being involved with other petition drives there are always some that make big promises and never deliver OR worse yet ask for multiple copies of blank petitions and throw them away just to mess with your petition drive.

#3 Emoluments Clause on 11.07.17 at 2:12 pm

The inspirations of the maniac are often the kindling wood of our politics…. Or, as LJL suggested, it just all went up in smoke….

#4 Anthony Renli on 11.07.17 at 3:14 pm

I hope you are wrong and the Medical law passes (well…I hope the recreational passes…but that’s for different reasons).
I know enough people who seriously need MM as opposed to the crap they are on now. Even some of my VERY conservative family have come around to the thought that it may be bad, but it’s not going to kill you like opioids.