New Approach Training Petition Circulators, Lobbying Three Cannabis Bills in Pierre

New Approach South Dakota, which is promoting ballot measures on death with dignity (also known as assisted suicide), medical marijuana, and recreational marijuana, is offering training for petition circulators around the state. New Approach SD held training sessions in Sioux Falls, Rapid City, and Spearfish yesterday; their Facebook page invites folks who’d like to put measures on the ballot in 2018 to these upcoming training sessions:

According to KDLT, New Approach will host three more training sessions after the above through April.

New Approach SD isn’t putting all of its eggs in the initiative basket. The group is inviting cannabis activists to join them at the Capitol tomorrow for NASD’s Third Annual Cannabis Patients Lobbying Day. They’ll be at Senate Judiciary bright and early at 8 a.m. to support two cannabis-related bills that are up for hearing:

  1. SB 95: “An Act to add cannabidiol to the list of Schedule IV controlled substances and to exclude it from the definition of marijuana”; and
  2. SB 157: “An Act to create an exception for possession of a certain amount of marijuana with a valid medical marijuana card from another state.”

New Approach SD is also supporting SB 129, which would remove THC, the drug in marijuana, from South Dakota’s list of Schedule I hallucinogenic substances. SB 129 has been assigned to Senate Judiciary but has not been placed on a committee agenda.


4 Responses to New Approach Training Petition Circulators, Lobbying Three Cannabis Bills in Pierre

  1. Bob Newland

    I propose the following slogan for the legalization measure: “No one has too much weed. Until the cops start weighing it.”

  2. The first 4 comments to this article are my 4 favorite things ever. I don’t even understand what the joke is supposed to mean, but as they say, it’s all in the delivery. Haha.

  3. Bob Newland

    It’s funny, but it is not a joke. It is literally the truest statement one can make about cannabis politics.

  4. God gave us life and plants. It is not the right of another human to decide what we do with our lives. It is our own decision that was given by God. Religious freedom.