MJ Advocate Reistroffer proves the incompetence of the City of Sioux Falls Attorney Stacy Kooistra

So Emmett dropped this bomb on the city council last night;

Emmett Reistroffer, a consultant for medical cannabis businesses, believes the current interpretation of the new application process by the city attorney’s office could lead to out-of-state interests exploiting a loophole that could have a business entity or individual submit multiple applications and then squeeze out local business people.

Reistroffer told the City Council during public comment that to ensure a level playing field, they should limit the applications to one per location.

Emmett told me last week he had been in a back and forth with the city attorney’s office about this for weeks with no avail. This is why he showed up during public input last night to inform the council about the issues.

When the MED MJ ordinances were being debated, Councilor Brekke also questioned the City Attorney if the lottery system was even legal. Remember, Janet was the first full-time city attorney, she doesn’t take this lightly.

I have known for a very long time that our city attorney who is trained in military law, knows next to nothing about city law and also struggles with 1st Amendment Constitutional law. Usually if he doesn’t know the answer, he doesn’t answer the question which is happening a lot these days.


#1 D@ily Spin on 10.07.21 at 10:31 am

Medical MJ was voted in. Implementation is unjustified stalling. Let it happen! Make corrections later. Sophisticated MJ business has money. There’s litigation potential. The subject is a state matter. The city attorney should be focused otherwise. Strong mayors don’t like constitutional restraint. They prefer private lawyers who keep questions argued and unimplemented. City attorney looks good on a resume. Otherwise, there’s no significance.

#2 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 10.07.21 at 5:19 pm

I can’t wait until Emmett starts his pedal puff business. Instead of bar stops, there’ll be munchie stops. The aroma will infiltrate the outdoor patio bars, too, making the downtown area loopy once again. #BringBackTheLoopers