Paid for in part by the State of South Dakota the lawsuit will compel Sixth Judicial Circuit Judge Bobbi Rank to nullify Amendment A thus empowering the tribal nations trapped in the state to be the sole cannabis industry leaders.
A 1986 amendment to federal law allows tribes to acquire off-reservation land to serve the needs of its people so the Oglala Lakota Oyate bought property on I-90 just outside Badlands National Park. The Isanti Dakota Oyate or Flandreau Santee Sioux Nation has also taken steps to resume their cannabis initiative. A former chairman of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate is a tribal liaison for a cannabis development firm and South Dakota Secretary of Tribal Relations Dave Flute is also a former chairman of the SWO.
A well-funded court fight over Amendment A is a masterful political maneuver engineered by Democratic former US Attorney Brendan Johnson and others to drive public support from the South Dakota Republican Party after voters from three political parties overwhelmingly approved the change to the South Dakota Constitution.
In a Yankton Press and Dakotan interview Chamber of Commerce President David Owen said South Dakota's insane legislature will simply repeal Initiated Measure 26 like it did with voter-approved IM22 nearly two years ago.
Judge Rank worked for eight years as an assistant attorney general in the offices of Republicans Larry Long and Marty Jackley before being named to lead the Sixth Circuit. Incel AG Jason Ravnsborg is required by law to defend Amendment A against legal challenges so despite killing Joe Boever with his car Republican Governor Kristi Noem needs him because he will ensure a shitty defense.
If Amendment A survives all the expected court challenges South Dakota's law enforcement industry is pushing for potency caps and state-owned dispensaries but Big Dope Columbia wants to control legal cannabis in South Dakota.
As President Joe Biden is taking the Oath in January Trump Organization-appointed US Attorney for the District of South Dakota Ron Parsons will be leaving office freeing tribal governments to better exercise their sovereignty.