The Yankton Sioux tribe’s decision to explore the possibility of marijuana/hemp legalization follows the not-guilty verdict handed down by a Moody County jury for Eric Hagen, president of Monarch America, for his involvement as a consultant for the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe while it attempted to establish a marijuana grow room for a proposed marijuana resort on tribal lands. [Yankton Press & Dakotan]Recall officials of the Flandreau Santee Sioux Nation advanced their cannabis initiative after an Iowa casino on the border cut into the tribe's gaming business. Iowa's earth hater governor just signed a therapeutic cannabis bill into law.
It's pretty clear why Republican Governor Dennis Daugaard supported more gambling at the FSST casino. The State of South Dakota receives revenue from FSST through a compact with the nation.
South Dakota's earth hater Attorney General Marty Jackley is a recipient of campaign contributions from Big Pharma and Big Booze, has mounted an uphill race for governor and would stoop to anything, including the falsification of drug screens, to look tough on crime. FSST and Eric Hagen are simply soft targets for Jackley.
The hypocrisy of Jackley and the SDGOP is boundless. Jackley is a white supremacist bent on keeping tribes repressed. $20 says the State of South Dakota has paid off tribal officials to resist cannabis grow ops.
Soon-to-announce gubernatorial contender Lora Hubbel has called Jackley "pure evil." His psychopathy is legion.
South Dakota has the most draconian cannabis laws in the US: the law enforcement industry can even force catheters into urethras and penises to test possession by ingestion even as Big Pharma contributes to the campaigns of its attorney general.
The American Civil Liberties Union has sued the State of South Dakota, Avera Health Care and the Pierre Police Department who forced a catheter into a 3-year-old boy causing the child to develop a staph infection in his penis.
It's time to test South Dakota's jurisdiction over nations where cannabis is legal and for tribal medical professionals to establish clinics that perform abortions on these non-contiguous parcels as islands of health care that supersede state law.