South Dakotans knew exactly what they were voting for in Amendment ‘A’

I only got one prediction correct this election season, that Amendment ‘A’ for Recreational Mary would pass with 52-54% of the vote. Before Tuesday many asked me what I based that number on. It was simple. Amendment A has been polling since July at around 51%. I figured since that polling number stayed consistent over that many months it would pass. I added the extra percentage points because some people tend to lie about voting for making drugs legal. I know, weird!

What I want to remind legislators, unlike their argument for repealing IM22, South Dakotans knew what they were voting for with Rec Mary. It is a drug that used to be legal in this country about 80 years ago Federally. It is also a plant that has been used for thousands of years throughout the world. Trust me, when South Dakotans said they want this, they want it, it should not be misconstrued. Every state so far that has moved towards legalization has NOT overturned their position, there is a reason for that.

I have no doubt the Fascist Republican Party that now has an overwhelming majority in the State Legislature will regulate the piss out of it virtually making it unavailable in a dispensary, but the good news is you will still be able to possess it, use it and grow it. I expect the only retail to cash in on legalization will be hardware stores, since many people will be gardening from home.

I think it is foolish for the state or local entities to deny dispensaries because they will be missing out on the sales tax revenue. I also think this will just drive people to buy from the black market (these folks don’t pay taxes).

It is hard to understand how South Dakotans can do something so smart as legalize a pretty harmless drug, but continue to vote for legislators who want to take away our other rights. But if our lawmakers try to F’ck with Amendment ‘A’ like they did with IM22, there will be Hell to pay.



6 comments ↓

#1 D@ily Spin on 11.05.20 at 7:56 am

There’s been an influx of residents (Dem & Repo) from liberal states who voted for marijuana and Deadwood sports betting. The old guard must now accept modern values. What matters most is you can’t go to jail for possession and grow 3 pot plants at home. Corn will grow tall but there’s gonna be some 10’ high marijuana.

#2 D@ily Spin on 11.05.20 at 8:00 am

Now we know why so many Walmart-like farm stores. Fertilizer, grow lights, fans, humidifiers, and (of course) munchies.

#3 "Very Stable Genius" on 11.05.20 at 12:08 pm

We didn’t legalize marijuana and further gambling in Deadwood on Tuesday. Rather, we further legalized regressive forms of taxation in this state, instead.

When are we going to start taxing the wealth class in this state? And when are Democrats going to stop being enablers to the Republican tax agenda in this state, whether it be this, or thinking that Wayfair was a great decision, or that taxing the poor to temporarily increase the pay of teachers was good as well?

#4 "Very Stable Genius" on 11.05.20 at 1:25 pm

Trumps wants to “STOP THE COUNT”. We should take him up on that. Right now, Biden is ahead in AZ and NV, and with those two states, Biden has 270, and thus, Biden wins.

#5 D@ily Spin on 11.05.20 at 2:49 pm

Regardless of the election, Trump will have permanent security and an exempt untaxable presidential retirement. He’s ready for another bankruptcy. Instead of a Presidential Library, will he build a resort casino at federal expense and Secret Service security?

I wanna be president. Vote for Pedro.

#6 "Very Stable Genius" on 11.06.20 at 1:34 pm

Here’s a scary thought. If it hadn’t been for the Libertarian presidential candidate, Trump would have eventually won the electoral college again without a plurality or a majority of the vote.

I think it is fair to say, that most Libertarians would vote for a Republican candidate before a Democratic one, right?

Check out how the battleground states which have or are going for Biden, and how they actually voted when all of the candidates’ numbers are assessed.