Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Cannabis rapidly becoming a commodity ag product

So much for the sanctity of human life: SB171 is defeated 25-43 in the South Dakota House.

Like me more and more retirees are seeking out states where cannabis rights are being recognized.
Take for example, the 2016 Governor’s Forum on Agriculture, held in Denver. The event is your typical farm conference. Every year, farmers in denim and bolo ties mingle with agriculture professionals and state regulators. The governor himself swings by for a keynote speech. But this year, there was a new addition. That same excitement is on display at the cannabis panel at the Governor’s Forum on Agriculture. [KUNC]
South Dakota's thought police have snuffed out industrial cannabis.

The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee voted 5-3 against Rep. Mike Verchio's bill. No doubt the cops had all the dirt they needed to blackmail the legislators.

It's not just South Dakota's law enforcement industry lying about crimes attributed to legal cannabis.
When New Mexico's Senate this week considered a measure that would have asked voters whether to legalize marijuana, the debate inevitably became as much about Colorado as the lawmakers' home state. But even people in Colorado who share his concern about legalization said the connection between Denver's crime trends and marijuana is overstated.
Read the rest here.

Over-prescription is blamed for the spike in overdose deaths in Colorado: 2/3 are from pharmaceutical opioids, 1/3 are from heroin.

According to the US Border Patrol the agency saw a nearly 9 per cent decrease in cannabis seizures in 2015 from 2014 after more states legalized.

Let’s ensure that cannabis cultivation and distribution stay out of the hands of Big Dope. It’s time to enter compacts with the tribes, let them distribute on the rez, on off-reservation properties and in Deadwood.

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