Gov. Daugaard: it's time to pardon Bob Newland

Washington and Colorado have sent strong messages. California, led by Governor Moonbeam with a Democratic super-majority, Alaska, Oregon, Vermont and Rhode Island are likely next to legalize cannabis.

Imagine that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announces in the coming days that cannabis has been removed from Schedule 1:
The HHS Secretary can even unilaterally legalize cannabis: "[I]f the Secretary recommends that a drug or other substance not be controlled, the Attorney General shall not control the drug or other substance."
a federal tax rate is adopted; and, she proposes that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Marijuana and Firearms become the lead agency in enforcement provided that states can craft law to cultivate and distribute.

Montana has already trained a generation of growers. The state enjoys numerous brewery pubs and wine tasting venues for local product.

I've proposed that Deadwood get out ahead and draft legislation to make it a cannabis friendly zone in its quest to become an adult destination.

Assuming that home growing law looks like home brewing and wine making, what would state law need to include about liability insurance requirements for commercial resale and how would law enforcement be guided by probable cause?

Between 2000 and 2012 prison admission for drug offenses grew 55%
Anti-concurrent causation clause: expect to hear that phrase in state legislatures.
Jack King, director of public affairs and communications for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in Washington, D.C., said Judge John "Jack" Delaney took an unusual step in forbidding Newland from taking any public role in the campaign to legalize marijuana for medical uses for one year. The restriction was part of the judge's sentence issued Monday for Newland's conviction for felony pot possession. [Kevin Woster, Judge's gag order on marijuana advocate Bob Newland raises questions, July 10, 2009, Rapid City Journal]
Hey, Governor Daugaard: it's time to pardon Bob Newland.


Bill Dithmer said...

Larry I would think the law would look a lot like the one that former gov Rounds wrot for the Rouds boys when they started Bickering Brothers, Dakota Spirits Distillery
Pierre, South 

I dont see any differenes in the two businesses.

The Blindman

larry kurtz said...

Great point, Bill. Baby steps make the most sense to me: it seems unlikely that South Duck (as Duffer calls it) will go fast on anything but mandating that the criminally insane be school sentinels.

Duffer said...

I'll second this motion . . . .

The Right Honorable Judge Delaney raised a number of eyebrows among the State Bar with his judicial abuse of Mr. Newland; and he put the cherry on top with his ruling in the Casey family squabble.

Unnhhh . . . . there's the door El-Judgerino . . . don't let it hit ya in the ass on the way out.

Nothin like a bully on the bench.

Please tell me Elliot is waiting until 2016 to circulate another petition. Hell, the landslide may have taken place by then . . . Tieszen may well be correct with his prediction . . . . South Duck will be the last to see the light. Maybe with Wyoming, Idaho, and Utah.

My Gawd.

Duffer said...

of course meant "Emmett", not Elliot