Lawmakers want to make it more difficult to expand the list of conditions that might qualify a citizen for a medical marijuana card.
Patients who want relief for conditions not explicitly listed in the law ought to ask their elected lawmaker to add the condition for them during the legislative session.
Yeah, that sounds convenient and legitimate! NOT! As I have told people in the past, all Medical Cannabis is, is aspirin that gets you high. It’s a pain reliever, sleep aid and relaxant. It can and should be prescribed for ANY ailment. Isn’t it funny how a group of mostly white male business owners with NO medical, chemistry or biology degrees seem to know so much about reproductive health and chronic pain disorders.
I mean, I knew they were big group of smart fellers (or was it fart smellers?) but they constantly amaze me with all of their genius medical advice and recommendations 🙁
I had to chuckle a bit when I sawÂ this announcement todayÂ (where was Paul’s SECRET insider text message?). Apparently it is okay to use Cannabis leaves to promote a Snoop concert at a taxpayer funded entertainment facility, but using the leaves on a medical MJ dispensary sign would be the end of the world. What makes both ridiculous is that it is only a plant and not some kind of evil imagery.
While 70% of South Dakota voters approved Medical Marijuana in November of 2020 and the state has worked for over a year to implement rules statewide along with local jurisdictions it hasn’t stopped some legislators from trying to limit it more.
â€œInitiatives? What are those?â€ asked Rep Jon Hansjob
I explained to him that petitioners travel across the state to gather thousands of voters signatures just to hopefully have the opportunity to put their initiative on the ballot and if it is able to receive the majority of votes from even thousands more of constituents it becomes law.
Hansjob responded, â€œWhat are constituents?â€
After another long explanation to him, he replies, â€œThe only laws that count are written by God and the SD GOP Legislative delegation . . . oh, and ALEC.â€
I realized I was getting nowhere with Rep Hansjob as he begin to mutter something about bathrooms and started chasing some teenager in a rainbow colored wig while yelling at them â€˜TERRORIST’.
I decided to see if I could track down the sponsor of most of these repeal bills, Rep Ted Doutche. I was hoping he would SPILL his guts to me so I could CLEANSE myself of my curiosities about the repeal bills.
While looking for Doutche I ran into Democratic Rep Austin Healey suddenly emerging from a mop closet to ask her what she thought about the MJ repeal bills. She replied, â€œWhat was your question about abortion and trans athletes?â€ Before I could repeat the question, she said, â€œI think it is perfectly fine for female trans athletes to use Medical MJ while they are pregnant, especially if they are seeking an abortion.â€
Before I could ask her how any of that was even biologically possible she returned to the mop closet telling me, â€œSorry, I have to return to the caucus meeting.â€ I asked if I could attend as a member of the press and she said, â€œWhile there is plenty of room for you, I would have to deny your request since Rep Lynn Doobage doesn’t like reporters breathing on her. And don’t look her in the eyes, that’s dangerous.â€
I finally found Doutche guarding the door of the women’s bathroom with a AR-15. I asked him if any constituents asked him to repeal Med MJ after 70% of voters passed the initiative. Doutche responds, â€œWhen you say constituents you mean out of state lobbyists from the Big Pharma? Correct?â€
I was going to ask him what voters were but I didn’t want to go down the same path as I did with Hansjob. I asked him, â€œBesides the lobbyists, what has possessed you to write these authoritarian bills that clearly violates what the voters asked for?â€ Doutche responds, â€œLet me fill you in on a little secret. While most reps here will tell you they are inspired by the Bible, Trump, FOX News or Noem, it’s really the circus music playing in our heads that guide us.â€
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.