In a recent email Mayor Poops told the council this;
Sharing this task force report as an FYI â€“ 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;
â€¢ 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.