Mayor TenHaken continues to push the false narrative of Med MJ being dangerous

In a recent email Mayor Poops told the council this;

Council-

Sharing this task force report as an FYI – very relevant info on ND, IA, and MO. This is important data to be familiar with for if/when we move into the recreational realm.

The message was sent a couple of days ago after the SD Supreme Court decision that told voters to GFY. Does he know something I we don’t know? Also, one councilor told me this was the first time since Poops has been in office that he sent the council any thoughts on policy. I breezed thru the (slanted) 82 page report that contradicts itself on many levels. But this sentence stood out to me;

• Marijuana represented 89 percent of the total drug weight seized by Midwest HIDTA enforcement initiatives in 2020.

Well, doesn’t that tell you something? STOP SEIZING IT AND FOCUS ON OTHER CRIMES!

The whole point of the report is that illegal cannabis use went up after the legalization of Med MJ in these states. That you should also tell you the same thing, make it legal for every adult.

Besides the beneficial tax revenue we would gain from Rec MJ there is the millions upon millions we would save in justice costs. I couldn’t find any references to that in the report, just that more people are using Medical Cannabis after legalization. Shocker, I know.



5 comments ↓

#1 "Woodstock" on 12.04.21 at 1:50 pm

“That’s why I’m going to find some pain first so they can’t arrest me”…

#2 Very Stable Genius on 12.04.21 at 1:59 pm

So, they think there’s a correlation, huh? Next, they’re going to try to skool me that fast food can lead to obesity.
Medical marijuana is like civil unions. Hell, just let them get married.

#3 MJ for everyone on 12.04.21 at 3:12 pm

The point of the report is to set policymakers in the direction of preparing for less crime because the workload will be less. So in other words be prepared to make changes, with your budgets will be cut, you will have less prisoners, less court load, less fines assessed and a more relaxed citizenry?

#4 D@ily Spin on 12.04.21 at 5:40 pm

18 states are legal. Imagine sales tax potential. Instead, courts and jails are crowded with people who can’t pay fines. Fed’s should decriminalize pot and add a federal tax like for tobacco and alcohol? The best way to handle this is make it available but unaffordable. Street sales could be stopped with jailing those without an expensive peddlers tax. Mayors have no authority for State and National policy. Wait until we vote against you as governor.

#5 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 12.04.21 at 11:32 pm

Will legalization end-up defunding the police? #MaytagRepairman