Thursday, July 12, 2018

South Dakota Democrats Embrace Roundup-Ready Hemp

For the record, this blog can't support widespread growing of industrial cannabis (hemp), especially on tribal lands: it is an invasive species capable of overgrowing native grasses.

The bad news is that the newly-released platform and resolutions adopted by the South Dakota Democratic Party at their state convention make no mention of cannabis but they do adopt language that explores the cultivation of dicamba-resistant and Roundup-Ready hemp. Why anyone would want to buy genetically modified hemp seed from Bayer CropScience/Monsanto or some other earth hater every year remains a mystery.

The good news is that after buggering state law they have the opportunity to reconvene and address their mistakes.

Alcohol use goes down in states where cannabis is available legally while Big Pharma capitalizes on cannabis for the treatment of epilepsy.
Last month’s vote in Oklahoma to legalize medical marijuana caught a lot of people by surprise. Who knew such a deeply red state would embrace cannabis in a 57% landslide? [Red States Are Embracing Cannabis Legalization, Expanding Access]
In a related story, South Dakota's young adults are becoming increasingly depressed because of frustration with an extremist legislature bent on ending civil liberties.

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