Turn Deadwood High into a grow-op, cannabis, gaming, tourism technical institute

So, opium use is as historic in Deadwood as gambling. The Gulch makes the logical location for a cannabis-friendly zone.
The first step in the upcoming Lead-Deadwood School District’s facilities study confirms what district officials have known for some time. A look into student enrollment projections by consulting firm Foster Jacobs & Johnson, Inc. recently revealed that projected student enrollment is expected to continue to decline to around 513 in 2025-2026, from the 682 tally taken during the 2015-16 school year, nearly a 170-student dip. [Black Hills Pioneer]
The building that has been home to the Deadwood High School Bears now Lead-Deadwood Elementary came to mind at my conclusion to make Deadwood an adult destination.
The four options presented were: one, continue with status quo. Option two would entail committing to a significant overhaul of the building. Option three would be to abandon the building and look for a new spot in Deadwood to build a new building. Or option four, to enhance the footprint of the Lead campus and move the elementary school to Lead. [Black Hills Pioneer]
This building is perfect for Deadwood's cannabis experiment. Under a compact with tribal nations and Black Hills State University with oversight from the South Dakota Gaming Commission create a campus with degrees in cannabusiness and tourism. Train casino workers and poker dealers.

James P. Gray in the LA Times reprinted in Cannabis News:
Holland decriminalized marijuana back in the 1970s, its minister of health stated that they had only half the marijuana usage per capita in their country as we do in ours – for both adults and for teenagers! And he went on to explain why by saying that “we have succeeded in making pot boring.” A system in which marijuana is no longer sold illegally and also is not advertised commercially will achieve the same results.
Meth and opioids are overrunning South Dakota just like in the rest of the US. Heroin, too. Direct law enforcement efforts to stem that scourge and leave cannabis to the professionals.

Hey Deadwood, get Representative Timothy Johns to author and sponsor a bill to get the constitution changed.

Who's with me?


Anonymous said...

I just spent all summer in Colorado examining if legal cannabis is good, bad, or in between. Firstly, the weed there is the same price as street price everywhere else; market conditions dictate this, or upset the black market apple cart. The same people who run the black market own the large grows and dispensaries through proxy; the FDIC still won't protect the money so criminal syndicates from around the globe operate the system, and are funneling billions into various levels of the underground. This leaves the above ground with Beirut like streets, even in Boulder, and a crime-wave shit-storm of mostly white trash assholes from around the country coming to smoke up. The Silver Stem Dispensary in my former favorite mountain town of Nederland is owned by a Russian Mafia contingent, along with three other stores in the Front Range. You must be a Leo or other fire sign, a Pisces wouldn't name a model/process/paradigm after himself.

In Mexicota, of all places, how do you intend to keep the famed "Kurtz Model" graft free? You have a cool place going, why not let SD burn? I have.

larry kurtz said...

South Dakota's nutball legislature won't pass shit unless they have tight control over the process so that's why the gaming commission should have oversight and tribes be the biggest beneficiaries. Keep Big Dope out of the industry.