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  • South Dakota does Not have a MEDICAL MARIJUANA (cannabis) LAW; Learn more >>
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    Lets Help Each Other in South Dakota

    South Dakota - Hopes The easiest thing for a legislator to do is nothing. That becomes less easy when she hears from a few people in her district about a law that is so unjust that it defies characterization. In South Dakota, state law specifically excludes a self-defense or "prevention of a greater harm" defense for using cannabis medically.

    Accused of murder or manslaughter? You have the option of producing evidence that you acted in self-defense, a version of "prevention of a greater harm" (He would have killed me had I not killed him).

    Accused of theft? "I took the car to drive the woman to the hospital, because she was dying." Prevention of a greater harm. Cases like these are rare, but they do occur.

    Accused of assault? "He hit me first. He would have hit me again." Prevention of a greater harm.

    Cops, prosecutors, judges and juries listen to and consider these arguments often.

    Accused of a violation of 22-42-6 (possession of "marijuana")? You have South Dakota - Hopes evidence that without cannabis, life is a much more bleak proposition for you than with it. Your doctor agrees. Doesn't matter.

    You are not allowed to present the "prevention of a greater harm" defense when you're accused of possession of cannabis.

    In other words South Dakota law says that misery or death in your life is a lesser harm than the principle involved in preventing you from using a life-sustaining herbal remedy.

    South Dakota Senator Craig Tieszen and Representative Dan Kaiser have committed to introducing the Medical Necessity Act in the South Dakota legislative session which began January 8 and will continue for 35 days.

    Now we need the support of other credible legislators. You can help by contacting your legislators and asking them to support this bill. No sane person can oppose it, but if there is no apparent support, your legislators can just ignore it. Do this now! This bill will be submitted before Jan. 26, 2013.

    Also take the time to let Sen. Tiezsen and Rep. Kaiser know how much you appreciate their doing the right thing while expending "political capital" while doing so.

    Legislators don’t hear from many individual voters. They get quite a little garbage mail from various national organizations, and they hear from lobbyists on a few matters that concern some special interests. But they don’t hear from many ‘just plain folks” who want legislation just because it’s the right thing to do.

    If the 200 people who have signed the Letters to Legislators were to each email or snail-mail (even better) their three legislators with the following message, SoDakNORML will guarantee you that the Medical Necessity Act will see a full discussion and almost certain passage in the 2013 legislature.

    Copy the message below and send it to your legislators. See below for how you can contact them by email or by snail mail.


    Sen. (or Rep.) [insert name];

    It is unjust that people accused of possession of “marijuana” are not allowed to present evidence that they use cannabis to alleviate their medical conditions.

    Please support the 2013 South Dakota Medical Necessity Act:

    Section 1. Any person arrested or prosecuted for the possession or use of marijuana may submit as a defense, a medical necessity, if:

    (1) The person has a medical condition recognized by a competent medical authority as a condition for which marijuana is a palliative; or

    (2) The person has a recommendation by a competent medical authority for the use of marijuana for a medical condition.

    Section 2. A medical necessity defense pursuant to this Act may, at the discretion of the accused, include:

    (1) Expert testimony;

    (2) A recommendation by a competent medical authority; and

    (3) Testimony by other persons with a similar medical condition.

    Thank you for considering this proposal.

    Sincerely,

    //Your (electronic or signed) signature//


    You may, of course, add a personal note. The important thing is that you have taken the time to express your desire on an issue a legislator can get behind without annoying very many voters. How, after all, can a person tell his legislator that he doesn’t want people to be able to legally use an effective medicine?

    You can, by investing 10 or fifteen minutes, send this message to all three legislators in your legislative district. You can go to - legis.state.sd.us - and click on “Who are my Legislators?”

    Once you know, you can click on your legislators’ names and send them an email, or get their mailing addresses to send them snail-mail. Just copy and paste the message above, using the legislators’ names, and you’ll have done more to beneficially change cannabis law in South Dakota than any except about two dozen people in the state.

    All that is necessary to allow the evil of denying people an effective, safe herbal remedy is for you to do nothing.

    It's up to You. There is no lobbyist telling any South Dakota politician that passage of the Medical Necessity Defense will result in some campaign funding and that it will provide jobs or revenue.

    Yet, Rep. Kaiser and Sen. Tieszen are willing to sponsor this bill. You can help. You can thank them for their willingness to stand up for what's right.

    You can send a message to your legislators (most of you have three). You can do this by following directions at - sodaknorml.org/2013necessityact.htm#legemail (read the left column when you get there).

    You can ask your acquaintances who use cannabis medically to get hold of us. You can let us know of medical professionals in So. Dak. who agree with us. You need to do this in the next few days. It will be a shame if we miss this chance to alleviate fear of punishment for those cannabis patients who have the misfortune of being arrested.

    Best regards,

    SoDak-NORML

    P.S. We'd love to hear from everyone who sent the email or postal mail to their legislators. For more on SoDakNORML , click > here <. Click > here < for more News.

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    South Dakota does NOT have a MEDICAL MARIJUANA (cannabis) LAW. Yet. Click here for more on SD > Law and Legal Resources.

    South Dakota - Status 2012 Legislative Session Ends wothout Medical Cannabis Resolution - Last Update: June, 2012 | South Dakota's 2012 legislative session began and ended without any discussion on the state's current outright prohibition on marijuana. While their colleagues across the country continue to help the seriously ill safely and without penalty access medical marijuana, South Dakota lawmakers failed to even introduce a medical marijuana bill. Seventeen states, and the District of Columbia, recognize that jailing patients is not good policy. Help protect patients in South Dakota — ask your legislators to introduce medical marijuana next session. Browse down or click here for more News, click here for more Info.


    ACTION; Get involved in the movement for safe and legal access to medical cannabis today. Our power comes from our collective action. Whether it's calling Congress, attending rallies, organizing a local activity or chapter, signing an online petition, or supporting federal defendants, take action today!   There are a number of medical cannabis (marijuana) bills in play in states across the US.   Here we network on Ways and Means anyone can help with the effort to make each a medical marijuana state. We need to get the word out and people contacting reps and officials and get this legislation into law. Also, lets not forget efforts at the Federal level.

    South Dakota - Action, Medical Marijuana Patients NETWORK and Spread The Word, both On-Line and Off (!)   ON-LINE, You can tell everybody in cyber-space by e-mailing a link to this website to them and/or (OFF-LINE> printing off the info and handing out where possible / necessary. Also phone call and read off and/or visit and hand deliver the info. You can take literature with you and approach businesses, organizations and even people on the street while you're out and about. Wear your pot-leaf shirt and register voters, as feasible. Gather signatures for any related petitions that are happening at the time as well.

    This is a chain e-mail you can't refuse. Unlike most, this will actually help you - and a whole buncha others - just by passing it on. Cannabis consumer or not - from the folks just trying to take care of themselves or a loved one to those who simply see the expensive, immoral waste of making war on the sick and dying - everyone is affected by this issue.

    To accomplish this you need to first click on the following links and send a message to all the reps and media you can on the issue. Then get everybody else to do the same. And follow up.

    To do this you need to tell everybody you know. And can confide in. Then/or anonymously tell everybody you don't know - or can't confide in. Yet.

    Tell everybody else by Letters-to-the-Editor, displaying signage at street corners and over-passes (wear trenchcoat, fedora and sunglasses if afraid of exposure), and/or anonymously leaving literature and posting on-line at places where people are likely to find it. Coffeeshops are good places to leave printed material and you can go to the websites of the local newspapers to post items as well. More ideas and supporting tools via the links below.

    Inform, Educate, Activate

    Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; INFORM and EDUCATE INFORM and EDUCATE. Distribute medical marijuana brochures and other literature to your friends, family, local leaders and elected officials in an effort to educate the public and garner support. Educate your community by Printing, posting and handing out Flyers and other Printables in a mall, coffee shop, laundromat, college campus, lamp post, telephone poll, business window (ask first), hospital, or anywhere people will see them. Contact these groups for some. If you or your Organization is doing the same, please Post It or give us Feed Back.

      Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; Inform, Educate and Active with NORML information. NORML / A Page Just For You / Medical Marijuana Patients | This section is to help you locate the information you need to become fully informed regarding medical marijuana -- as well as play an important role in changing America’s misguided marijuana laws. Printable materials and more ... visit: http://norml.org/component/zoo/item/medical-marijuana-patients

      Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; Print and post Medical and Scientific Information about Cannabis (marijuana). Medical and Scientific Information about Cannabis (marijuana); Flyers and Printables by ASA | Educate your community. Print and post these flyers anywhere people will see them. ... visit: http://americansforsafeaccess.org/section.php?id=125

      Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; print and hand out medical marijuana brochures to your friends, family, local leaders and elected officials. You can also print and hand out MPP's medical marijuana brochures to your friends, family, local leaders and elected officials in an effort to educate the public and garner support.

    Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; OUTREACH and Gather TESTIMONY OUTREACH and Gather TESTIMONY. Ask your doctor, clergy member, local leader, or organization you are a member of to sign a statement of principle. One way to get that done is to download MPPs medical marijuana statement of principle, print it out, and ask your doctor or other individual to sign it the next time you have the opportunity. Then send it to MPP at P.O. Box 77492, Washington, D.C. 20013.

    Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; TESTIFY And TESTIFY. If you are a patient or caregiver that could benefit from such a law and would like to help advance legislation by sharing your story with others. Call in to radio, TV and other media; write LTEs and contact you legislators. These groups are helping with this activity:

      Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; Contact Your Elected Representatives NORML | Contact Your Elected Representatives And Urge Them to 'Stop Arresting Marijuana Smokers', visit - http://norml.org/component/zoo/item/contact-officials-2

      Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; Take action online to make your voice heard! ASA Online Action Center | Take action online to make your voice heard! Identify your representative and send a free message using our online action center. When your elected officials hear from you – and often – they are more likely to support our calls for safe and legal access to medical cannabis! http://www.safeaccessnow.org/section.php?id=69

      Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; Meet with Your Elected Official Meet with Your Elected Official | Meeting with our elected officials is very simple and very important. As citizens, they are here to serve us. Start building a relationship with your elected officials using this brief overview to help you get started. http://www.safeaccessnow.org/article.php?id=5681

      Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; Get involved in the movement for safe and legal access to medical cannabis today. Take Action! | Get involved in the movement for safe and legal access to medical cannabis today. Our power comes from our collective action. Whether it's calling Congress, attending rallies, organizing a local ASA chapter, signing an online petition, or supporting federal defendants, take action today! http://americansforsafeaccess.org/section.php?id=137

    If you or your Organization is doing anything similar, please Post It or give us Feed Back.

    GOTV - Resources, Action Just GOTV (Get Out The Vote). Register Voters, Publicize current legislation (and what folks can do in support!) -or- how "they" voted in the last effort. Gather signatures for any and all cannabis law reform initiatives while Informing and Educating the public. Not one going in your state? Start one yourself!

    More Legislative Tips and Tools > here < and we're sure you'll come up with more.

    Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; Write a letter to the editor in support of medical marijuana or cannabis law reform in general LETTER The EDITOR (LTE). Write a letter to the editor in support of medical marijuana or cannabis law reform in general. Writing a letter to the editor of your local newspaper can be a great way to foster discussion about marijuana policy reform.

      Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; MAPinc Tips, Tools and Tricks for Letter to the Editor Writing Resources, Media Contact
Resources and more. MAPinc Tips, Tools and Tricks ... for Old Dogs and New! | Letter to the Editor Writing Resources, Media Contact Resources; How To Get Drug Policy On the Air in Your Community, How to write a Press Release, Media Contact On Demand!, Drug Policy Writers Group. plus, Additional Resources; Activist Tools, Community Audits and Initiatives Project, MAP Virtual Conference Center (Our Voice/Text Chat Server) and more! ... visit - http://www.mapinc.org/resource/

      Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; Write a Letter to the Editor of your local newspaper How To LTE by ASA | Write a Letter to the Editor of your local newspaper calling for safe access to medical cannabis. You never know who might be reading – a judge, policeman, or elected official! Use ASA's LTE action site to find information for your local paper and submit your LTE online, using talking points we've developed. Visit - http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/182/t/571/letter/?letter_KEY=658

    Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; BROADCAST and PUBLICIZE BROADCAST and PUBLICIZE. Help get the word out by downloading and sharing MPP's public service announcements with radio stations in your area. If you're a talk radio listener, call in and express support for medical marijuana laws. Even if the subject being discussed isn't explicitly about marijuana, many related issues can be a springboard for urging reform. For example, if the issue is health care, you can point out that treatment decisions are better off being left to patients and physicians than police and prosecutors.

    Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; ACTIVATE.  Facilitate Meetings and Meet-Ups and more ACTIVATE. Facilitate Meetings and Meet-Ups in order to accomplish all the above as well as Gather Contact Info and Get people involved. These groups have sign-up sheets for e-mail addresses:

    South Dakota - Action, Medical Marijuana Patients ORGANIZE -and- EVENT. Organize an event or action item to attract people in order to further Inform, Educate and Activate. Don't forget to alert the media! Click > here < for Events in this region we're aware of.

      Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; Form or Join an independent group like a Patients Union or Network Form / Join an independent group like a Patients Union or Network | Patients across the country are forming Medical Cannabis Patients' Unions based on their shared diagnosis, needs or region. The Unions are a support network for patients and caregivers to fight for safe access to cannabis as medicine! ASA has info here > Visit - http://americansforsafeaccess.org/section.php?id=137

      Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; So you want to have a marijuana rally? by NORML So you want to have a marijuana rally? by NORML | For a rally to be truly successful, organizers and participants have the responsibility to ensure that more is achieved than mass euphoria. Find out all you need to know. here > Visit - http://norml.org/join-norml/item/so-you-want-to-have-a-marijuana-rally

      Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; Resources for Organizers by ASA Resources for Organizers by ASA | Everything you need to be an effective activist: handbooks, outreach materials, graphics and more. Visit - http://www.safeaccessnow.org/section.php?id=116

      Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; Host a FILMFEST FILMFEST. Set up a free screening of the award-winning medical marijuana documentary "Waiting to Inhale" or other film. If you are interested in hosting a screening of "Waiting to Inhale", please contact Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) letting them know.

      Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; Do an Event like HEMPFEST HEMPFEST. Set up a music, art or other -oriented event. Contact the folks at the Seattle Hempfest, they'll be happy to share how they do theirs.

    Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; VOLUNTEER and AFFILIATE VOLUNTEER and AFFILIATE. For example, ASA chapters and affiliates represent the core of ASA's grassroots activism. If there is no chapter or affiliate in your region, please consider starting one today. It's easy, and ASA staff will guide you through the process. Visit - http://americansforsafeaccess.org/section.php?id=137

    Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; Help Spread The Good Word About NORML's Important Work Help Spread The Good Word About NORML's Important Work by: - Printing and Distributing NORML-related info; Visit - http://norml.org/join-norml/item/print-and-distribute

    Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; Join and Support Your Local NORML Chapter 2.) Join and Support Your Local NORML Chapter; Visit - http://norml.org/chapters?layout=category&map=all

    Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; Start Your Own NORML Chapter 2a.) Start Your Own NORML Chapter - Visit - http://norml.org/about/how-to-form-a-norml-chapter

    DIRECT ACTION and ACTS Of CIVIL DIS-OBEDIENCE

    Protest, Rally and Demonstrate See above.

    Court and Prison Support

    Action, Medical Marijuana Patients; Write to Medical Cannabis Prisoners Write to Medical Cannabis Prisoners | Show solidarity and support for incarcerated medical cannabis patients and providers by writing to people on our list of medical cannabis prisoners. Visit - http://www.safeaccessnow.org/article.php?id=624

    Regional - Resources, Action More Legal Resources here, and Legislative and Action Tips and Tools > here < and we're sure you'll come up with more. If you or your Organization has any action items or ideas - for this region or in general, please Post It or give us Feed Back.

    South Dakota - Resources, Meetings and Meet-Ups Meetings and Meet-Ups > Medical Cannabis Meetup Groups - Medical Cannabis Meetups around the world | Find a Medical Cannabis Meetup Group near you ... grouped by City and Country ... find the ones with the most people interested in Medical Cannabis Meetups in South Dakota ... international, national, provincial, municipal levels   ...   Visit - http://www.meetup.com/cities/us/sd/.

      local Organizations, CONTACTs and other Resources  

    South Dakota - Local Resources South Dakota NORML | The most critical thing we do at SoDakNORML is help people accused of violation of stupid laws to get on with their lives with the least possible amount of damage done. The most important thing we do at SoDakNORML is attempt to change the laws so they conform more closely to the ideals of a free society. The campaign described here might be the most effective thing SoDakNORML has ever done. Please do what you can to spread the word. Circulate this page on Facebook. Like us on Facebook and get on our mailing list ("SoDakNORML mail list" in subject line). And send us a few $ for stamps. Tell every South Dakota legislator once a week from now until January that you want them to stop wasting resources by jailing cannabis users. Put your name at the bottom of our Letters to Legislators! Here's how ... Email us, (newland@rapidcity.com, if the link doesn't work) giving us permission to add your name as a cosigner to our Letters to Legislators. Tell us how to list your name in the following format: Example: Jane Smith, Sioux Falls, concerned citizen (or cancer survivor, or combat veteran, or whatever, in 1-3 short words). See examples here, look below the first letter in the right-hand column. That's it. Do it now. If this is your first time emailing us, you will have to respond to a spam filter challenge, just one time. Check out the list as it stands today. Contact info: SoDakNORML, 24594 Chokecherry Ridge Rd, Hermosa, SD 57744 * Voice: 605-255-4032 * or visit - www.sodaknorml.org

    South Dakota - Resource, Org; local Just another WordPress site - Medical Marijuana South Dakota | Stay current with all the Medical Marijuana Laws for ... Medical Marijuana South Dakota ... Advocates for medical cannabis patient rights ...  Visit: http://medicalmarijuanasouthdakota.org/

    South Dakota - Resource, Org; local Medical Marijuana of South Dakota | Facebook | Medical Marijuana of South Dakota - Company Overview: Medical Marijuana for South ... U.S. Marijuana Laws, Medical Marijuana Facts, Cannabis, Hemp To interact with Medical Marijuana of South Dakota you need to sign up for Facebook first.  Visit: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Medical-Marijuana-of-South-Dakota/107826855935495

    Other Locals? Will be listed here.   As we get the info, visit: http://norml.org/chapters/sd/ for the latest. Know about one yourself? Post it on the Bulletin Board, below.

    South Dakota - Resource, Org; local ... Also | DrugSense / MAPinc > Drug Policy Organizations, Links and other Resources. Find a Resource near you -or- Enter yours! ...  Visit: http://www.mapinc.org/dpr.htm

    And, there are some national / international Resources - > here, and you can Read more > News < by clicking here. And bookmark this page to Stay tuned for information on how to change the law.


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    South Dakota - Resource, Org; local How to Get A Medical Marijuana Card In South Dakota Legally ... South Dakota: first, change the law. No medical marijuana laws in the state of South Dakota. Learn how to obtain a medical marijuana card in South Dakota today and legally smoke. ... Deconstructing The Ohio Medical Cannabis Act of 2012  Visit: http://medicalmarijuanadistrictofcolumbia.com/state-laws/south-dakota/

      The Law, LEGAL Resources  

    South Dakota - Cannabis Law, by NORML South Dakota (SD) Cannabis Law, by NORML.  State Laws » South Dakota Laws & Penalties: Conditional Release, Legalization, Medical Marijuana   ...   Visit - norml.org/laws/item/south-dakota-penalties-2.

    South Dakota - Legal Resources South Dakota (SD) MJ LEGAL Resources, by NORML.  NORML Legal Committee members, and more for South Dakota, by NORML - the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.   ...   Visit - http://lawyers.norml.org/south-dakota.

    South Dakota - Resource, Org; local Legal Medical Marijuana for South Dakota? | On November 2, the legalization of medical marijuana will be on the ballot papers in South Dakota; Rushmore ... Cannabis Dispensaries; Growing Marijuana; Head Shops; How to ... http://www.medicalmarijuanablog.com/state-laws/south-dakota-154.html

    South Dakota - Resource, Org; local South Dakota Medical Marijuana Law | A general overview of marijuana law in the state of South Dakota; South Dakota Medical Marijuana Law South Dakota State Marijuana Law Appeals Court Rules Against IndianReservation ... Cannabis Odor or Smell ...  Visit: http://legaljoint.net/state_by_state/SouthDakota/SouthDakota_mmj_contents.asp?p=South%20Dakota&state=48&mmj=2

    South Dakota - Resource, Org; local www.criminaldefenselawyer.com > South Dakota Marijuana Laws for Possession, Growing, Selling | Marijuana possession, sale, and manufacture are regulated by both state and federal law. In South Dakota, marijuana is an illegal drug with no recognized medical use. (S.D. Cod. Laws § 22-42.) Also, while not covered in this article, it is a crime to drive under the influence of marijuana in South Dakota. For information about charges and penalties for driving under the influence of marijuana in South Dakota, see Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana in South Dakota. View South Dakota Laws, Penalties and Charges for Marijuana use, sale, cultivation, distribution for medical and non medical users. ... any traces of cannabis or cannabis ... ... Marijuana Possession: It is a crime to knowingly or intentionally possess marijuana in South Dakota. Penalties vary according to the amount possessed. (S.D. Cod. Laws § 22-42-6.) Two ounces or less. Penalties include a fine of up to $1,000, up to one year in jail, or both.  Visit: http://www.criminaldefenselawyer.com/marijuana-laws-and-penalties/south-dakota.htm

    Also, here are some national / international Resources -

    South Dakota - The Laws concerning marijuana The Laws concerning marijuana in South Dakota.  By NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. Visit: http://norml.org/laws/sd for more.

    South Dakota - The Laws concerning marijuana LegalJoint: South Dakota Marijuana Law. A general overview of marijuana law in the state of South Dakota including legal implications for anyone cultivating, using, selling or in possession of marijuana or paraphernalia. ... New! Medical Marijuana Brief Bank ... Visit: http://www.legaljoint.net/state_info/US_content.asp

    Places that have decriminalized non-medical cannabis in the United States Places that have decriminalized non-medical cannabis in the United States - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | Multiple places have decriminalized non-medical cannabis in the United States; however, cannabis is illegal under federal law. Gonzales v. Raich (2005) held in a 6-3 decision that the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution allowed the federal government to ban the use of cannabis, including medical use even if local laws allow it. Most places that have decriminalized cannabis have civil fines, drug education, or drug treatment in place of incarceration and/or criminal charges for possession of small amounts of cannabis, or have made various cannabis offenses the lowest priority for law enforcement. Contents: Map, List of States, References, External links ... Visit - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Places_that_have_decriminalized_non-medical_cannabis_in_the_United_States

    The Law - U.S. Marijuana Laws, Medical Marijuana Facts, Cannabis, Hemp U.S. Marijuana Laws, Medical Marijuana Facts, Cannabis, Hemp | Provides U.S. Marijuana Laws, Facts About Marijuana, Marijuana Drug Testing, Drug Detection Times, Medical Marijuana, and Information About Your Rights ... North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon... visit - www.usmarijuanalaws.com

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    Resources, Organizations - NORML Congressional Scorecard NORML - the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws | updated and revised Congressional Scorecard. The Scorecard is an all-encompassing database that assigns a letter grade 'A' through 'F' to members of Congress based on their marijuana-related comments and voting records. Be sure to vote and #TakeAction on election day in support of marijuana-friendly candidates and marijuana law reform! >> visit: norml.org/congressional-scorecard/south-dakota

    South Dakota - Resource, Org; local South Dakota Medical Marijuana Act, Initiated Measure 13 (2010) | The South Dakota Medical Marijuana Act, Initiated Measure 13 appeared on the November 2, 2010 statewide ballot in South Dakota as an initiated state statute where it was defeated. The proposed measure called for the legalization of medical marijuana. Patients and/or their caregivers would have been allowed to possess up to 6 plants and 1 ounce of marijuana at a time. Nov 9, 2010 ... The 2006 South Dakota Medical Marijuana Measure proposed allowing "persons , including minors with parental consent, with a debilitating ...  Visit: http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/South_Dakota_Medical_Marijuana_Act,_Initiated_Measure_13_(2010)

    South Dakota - Medical Marijuana Patients Drug Policy Alliance: Reform in South Dakota | State legislatures are traditionally at the forefront of policy change, serving as "laboratories" for new ideas and solutions. Drug policy reform is no exception: on issues of drug sentencing, medical marijuana, overdose prevention, and expansion of effective drug treatment services, many states are working for better ways to reduce the harms associated both with drugs and current drug policies. ... visit: http://www.drugpolicy.org/statebystate/

    Oklahoma - Medical Marijuana Patients NORML / A Page Just For You / Medical Marijuana Patients | This section is to help you locate the information you need to become fully informed regarding medical marijuana -- as well as play an important role in changing America’s misguided marijuana laws. Select One, All States and Canada, Mexico, Europe, Other ... visit: http://www.norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=4482

    USA - Medical Marijuana Patients DrugInfo - Medical Cannabis: USA > In Search of a Viable Distribution System for Oklahoma's Medical Marijuana Program ... Medicinal Cannabis: USA Federal: Legislation, Court Decisions and Commentaries States: Legislation and Programs. Click here for more.

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    South Dakota - Resource, Org; Americans For Safe Access (ASA) ASA - Americans For Safe Access: South Dakota > Medical cannabis (medical marijuana) Advocacy resources in South Dakota >> Legal Info | Find resources on your state and federal law, how to become a patient, case law, regulations, and what to do when facing state or federal charges. Does your state need help with legislation? | If your state needs to pass new medical cannabis laws or change old ones, check out our Policy Shop to get started. Start a Chapter, Action Group, or Affiliate | No ASA resources in your area? Learn how to start your own Chapter or Action Group, or how to become an Affiliate. visit - www.safeaccessnow.org/south_dakota_advocacy

    Resources, Organizations - NORML Medical Use by State NORML - the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws | Medical Use by State. All States and Canada Mexico Europe Other ... See Map >> norml.org/marijuana/medical and more.

    Resources, Organizations - ASA Medical Use ASA - Americans For Safe Access: Medical and Scientific Information about Cannabis (marijuana) >> Resources for Patients | Discover how to talk to your doctor about medical cannabis, how to become a state-authorized patient, basic science and legal rights for patients, how to safely use medical cannabis, and how to get involved with medical cannabis advocacy. Resources for Medical Professionals & Researchers | The medicinal properties of cannabis are varied given the multiplicity of physiological roles of the endocannabinoid system, a ubiquitous molecular signaling system at which compounds in cannabis have robust receptor-based actions. Here is information regarding medical marijuana practice policies and procedures in your locality, as well as scientific and practice ethics information. >> www.safeaccessnow.org/medical

    Resources, Organizations - Patients Out of Time, a patient advocacy organization Patients Out of Time is a patient advocacy organization with a universal constituency. They support the rights of patients to have a legal and safe access to the therapeutic use of cannabis. The mission of their organization, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, is the education of health care professionals and the public about the therapeutic use of cannabis. Their leadership is composed of medical and nursing professionals with expertise in the clinical applications of cannabis and five of the seven patients (two wish to remain anonymous) who receive their medical cannabis from the US government. Patients Out of Time is the only national non-profit in the United States that focuses only on therapeutic cannabis issues. Visit - www.medicalcannabis.com

    Resources, Organizations - Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) Marijuana Policy Project (MPP). Join the Marijuana Policy Project! State officials confirm Supreme Court decision does not impact state medical marijuana laws. Medical Marijuana Briefing Paper - 2005. Until 1937, marijuana (Cannabis sativa L.) was legal in the United States ... Hawaii enacted a medical marijuana law via its state legislature in 2000 and ... Visit: www.mpp.org/medicine.html

    Resources, Organizations - DrugSense: Drug Law Reform DrugSense: Drug Law Reform ... of Justice Statistics, State Court Organization, 1998 (Washington, DC ... Cannabis in Medical Practice: A Legal, Historical and Pharmacological... Visit: www.drugsense.org

    Resources, Organizations - Americans For Safe Access (ASA) American Medical Marijuana Association ... Medical Marijuana Farmacy | West Virginia. State registration program, Dept of Health and Social Services 907-465-5423. Colorado. State registration program (303) 692-2184 medical.marijuana ... visit: http://americanmarijuana.org/

    Resources, Organizations - Cannabis Freedom Activist Network Cannabis Freedom Activist Network | Cannabis Freedom Activist Network's Guide To Cannabis Research is a service of Freedom Activist Network. Browse http://FreedomActivist.Net/index.html to view the complete guide to Freedom Activist Network.

    Resources, Organizations - LegalJoint: Medical and Other Marijuana Links LegalJoint: Medical and Other Marijuana Links. A selection links to HIGH quality canabis web sites, related to medical or recreational mmj use. of Columbia FEDERAL Florida West Virginia Guam West Virginia Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky West Virginia ... Willie Wortel Workshop. West Virginia Medical Marijuana Institute and Cannabis Club ... visit: http://www.legaljoint.net/bust.asp

    Resources, Organizations - OCBC Links Page OCBC's Links Page. Organizations Supporting Medical-cannabis Reform. Americans for Safe Access(ASA) coordinates "...a nation-wide day of action to push back DEA attempts to re-criminalize medical cannabis! ... Washington Citizens for Medical Rights, sponsored a successful medical cannabis ballot measure in November 1998. "As a result, this Initiative is now State ... Visit: www.rxcbc.org/links.html

    Resources, Organizations - Excellent medical info on cannabis Excellent medical info on cannabis, Washington State's I-692 Medical Marijuana Law ... Greencross. Washington State based buyer's cooperative based in Seattle. Trailblazer in state ... Visit: www.seattlehempfest.com/links.php < for more.

    Resources, Organizations - Marijuana links Marijuana links. Popular Searches: Medical Marijuana Links. Marijuana Research Links. ... about marijuana, The Washington State Medical Marijuana Act CHAPTER 69.51A RCW This is ... an activist for medical marijuana. Chronic Cannabis Use A report on ... Click > here < for more.

    Resources, Organizations - Open Directory - Society: Issues: Health: Drugs: Illegal: Pro-Legalization: Marijuana: Medical Purposes Open Directory - Society: Issues: Health: Drugs: Illegal: Pro-Legalization: Marijuana: Medical Purposes ... to providing medical cannabis to those in need. Initiative 692 - Medical Marijuana - WCMR of Washington State ... use of medical cannabis in the state of Colorado. Medical Marijuana ... click > here < for more.

    Organizations and other Resources Others? Will be listed here.  As we get the info. Know about one yourself? Post it on the Bulletin Board, below.

      FORUMs Section 

    South Dakota - Forums, Bulletin Boards, Chat Rooms and other On-line Resources South Dakota (SD) - Cannabis.com Forums Message Boards - Medical Marijuana ... | South Dakota (SD) - State of South Dakota, United States ... Contact Us - Medical Marijuana, California Cannabis, Cannabis Clubs, Co-Op, ... Visit - http://boards.cannabis.com/south-dakota-sd/

    Resources - Forums, Ganja Grocer Ganja Grocer | We are your Medical Marijuana Resource Center. Learn How to Become a Legal Medical Marijuana Patient. If you live in a state with Medical Marijuana Laws, Come visit our forums today! Visit - www.ganjagrocer.com < for more.

    Resources  - Forums, Chat Rooms, Message Boards CANNABIS.COM - is based in california and focused on providing the best possible resources for future and current medical marijuana patients, activists, and supporters. MessageBoard Forum. Cannabis FAQs. Image & Picture Gallery. Medical Marijuana. Vaporizer FAQ. Advertising Information ... Visit: www.cannabis.com

    Resources  - Forums, Cannabis Community Coalition Cannabis Community Coalition. Forum for Medical Marijuana & Medicinal Cannabis Patients. ... visit: cannabiscom.blogspot.com < for more.

    Resources - Forums, Compassionate Coalition The Compassionate Coalition's mission: To defend the rights of medical marijuana patients and care providers through education and community participation. A nonprofit grassroots organization that helps build and support local chapters nation-wide, linking them with other medical marijuana reform organizations and resources. Contact Information - Mailing Address: The Compassionate Coalition * 1500 Oliver Road, Ste-K * P.M.B. #248 * Fairfield, CA 94533-3473 * (NOTE: When sending mail to this address, please be sure to write "The Compassionate Coalition" in the address line. Thanks!) * Fax: (916)266-7455 * or Visit: www.compassionatecoalition.org/forum

    Resources - Amsterdam THC Ministry
First Universal Church of Kantheism The Amsterdam THC Ministry, First Universal Church of Kantheism, is based on ancient wisdom, modern science and the enlightening and healing properties of the cannabis sacrament. Their mission includes liberating the sacred cannabis hemp plant and the minds and spirits of those who do and of those who do not revere it. May we all enjoy the rich, abundant, joyful and awakened life that is part of our natural inheritance. Visit: www.thc-ministry.net/forum

    Resources - Ya-Hooka; Health and Medicinal Buyers Clubs Organizations and Compassion Clubs Ya-Hooka; Forum Jump, FAQ, Today's Posts, Links Register, Community ... and more ~ Click www.Yahooka.com for more.

    Resources - Cannabis Classifieds Want Ads Welcome to the Cannabis Classifieds Want Ads. To buy cannabis for medical purposes is legal in some areas. Here you will find hundreds of medical doctors, professional growers, and prescription patients in need who want to buy cannabis legally but can't find each other. Visit: www.cannabisclassifieds.com/cannabiswant.html

      EVENTs, Calendars and related Resources  

    South Dakota Event - Global Marijuana March South Dakota Event | Global Marijuana Marches - South Dakota Event - Global Marijuana March 3? cities from South Dakota have signed up one or more years since 1999. See: ? ...   or Visit - http://cannabis.wikia.com/wiki/Category:South Dakota.


    South Dakota - Event; Action - Black Hills Hemp Hoe Down Black Hills Hemp Hoe Down, western South Dakota’s Spring Celebration, returns with its tenth annual showcase of original music and sustainable living-related activities. HHD10 will occur at Elkview Campground, its host for the past eight years, I-90 Exit 37, five miles southeast of Sturgis, So. Dak. Check hemphoedown.com for more info. Participants will be asked to mail postcards to their representatives at the event. Schedule of Events (watch for updates at www.hempoedown.com)

    As always, HHD offers sustainable living workshops and fun activities.

    Food and Ale | HHD10 feature hemp beer, Fat Tire, and other micro-beers. No outside alcohol allowed. Attendees are encouraged to buy their campsite beer at the Elk View pavilion at off-sale prices. Organic hemp meals are again provided by the Organibis Kitchen, as well as organic drinks, hemp milk, and hemp coffee.

    Hemp clothing, accessories, body care, snacks, t-shirts and much more are available at the Hempire vending area featuring the Natural Selection. Movies Shown Daily Noon to 4pm - Standing Silent Nation; Emperor of Hemp; Grass; Hemp: The Rule of Law.

    Schedule for Concerts

    Tickets are available online at www.hemphoedown.com or at Global Market in Spearfish or Rapid City.

    The cost at the gate is TBA. Camping is free. Campers should pack for increment weather. The HHD10 will be held rain or shine. It is an indoor/outdoor event for all ages. No drugs or glass is allowed. Only leashed friendly dogs will be allowed. No underage drinking will be tolerated.


    Calendars - ASA: Events ASA: Events | 3rd Annual Candlelight Vigil for Medical Cannabis Patients Saturday, April 22nd 2006 8 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania PhillyNORML will host it's 3rd annual ... visit - www.safeaccessnow.org/calendar.php?calid=315

    Events - HempFests HempFests | Street Fairs, Festivals and Farmers Markets - Music, Food and Stuff for Sale or Barter - any opportunity for activists to booth, people to gather and businesses to vend ... like any local versions of the Seattle Hempfest ... will be listed here as we find out about them.

    Events - Marches Marches | Demonstrations, Rallies and similar Action Items any situation where activists are trying to educate or draw attention to - yet another - victim and people are congregating ... like the Million Marijuana Marches ... will be listed here as we find out about them.

    Organizations and other Resources Other Types? Will be listed here.  As we get the info. Know about one yourself? Got an Idea? Post it on the Bulletin Board, below.

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    Sensi Seeds: Cannabis Seeds, Medicinal Use, Sensi Merchandise, Hemp and more Sensi Seeds (Horticulture, Cannabis {medical} ) | Sensi Seeds, where you can discover the stories behind many different facets of this legendary seed company, from its beginnings as one man’s passion and a small collection of very special seeds to the impact that the Sensi gene bank has had on medicinal marijuana and the culture of cannabis in the Netherlands and beyond. The locations and more information about Sensi Seeds shops can be found in the Shop Locations section. Medicinal users and anyone interested in the medicinal properties of marijuana will find useful and relevant advice and background information in the Medicinal Cannabis section. Cannabis Seeds, Medicinal Use, Sensi Merchandise, Hemp and more * Contact: Sensi Seeds B.V. - P.O. BOX 10952, 1001 EZ Amsterdam, Netherlands * Tel: +31 (0)20 626 29 88 * Fax: +31 (0)20 428 41 10 * or Visit >> SensiSeeds.com


    Weed Seed Shop offers regular, feminized and autoflowering cannabis seeds, free shipping and secure payment Weed Seed Shop (Horticulture, Cannabis {medical} ) | Weed Seed Shop offers regular, feminized and autoflowering cannabis seeds, free shipping and secure payment. The Weed Seed Shop collection contains the most cheap cannabis seeds available online. Only with us you can buy 5 feminized cannabis seeds for less than €15! A selection of the most affordable cannabis seeds on the internet * Contact: WSS BV - P.O. box 10952, 1001 EZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands * or Visit >> WeedSeedShop.com


    Gorilla Cannabis Seed Bank Gorilla Cannabis Seed Bank | gives you the chance to benefit from its years of experience; living, working and playing in the cannabis seeds jungle. He knows what you want and will fight to the death in order to bring it to your door in a perfectly discreet, freshly sealed package. You will find that nothing is too much trouble for the Gorilla Seed Bank team; be it sourcing new cannabis seeds, keeping you informed of the progress of your order or offering you regular discounts and promotions to make sure you get the best deal anywhere. Go Gorilla Now! > Gorilla Seed Bank, PO Box 456, Weston Super Mare, Somerset, BS22 9WX, United Kingdom -or- Phone: 0208 8720 7323 -or- visit > Gorilla Cannabis Seed Bank on-line.


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    Businesses and other Commercial Resources Cannabis Worm Tea | Mycorrhizae inoculation is finally becoming mainstream with dedicated growers. Use it once, you'll never grow without it again. When you use CannabisWormTea you get so much more satisfaction. Shop and compare ... Stop wasting money. If you want to purchase just the Pure Endo Mychorrhizae for a one time inoculation ... Good Call ... One inoculation is all you need for the plants entire life cycle. Learn more about Cannabis Worm Tea CannabisWormTea kits have continuous Mycorrhizae fungi feeds as a huge dose is included in every kit and refill. Just add the Liquid Force inoculator to the Worm Tea base. You'll love the results! Other Organic compounds included in the kit are derived from Fish bone meal, alfalfa meal, seaweed extract, kelp meal, feather meal soft rock phosphate, dolomite limes ... a pH adjuster Our Grow formula has a NPK of no More than 12.3.1 Our Bloom formula has a NPK of no More than 4.10.7 CannabisWormTea is highly effective and fast acting! Bottom line is CannabisWormTea is the stuff you want to use on your plants! If you work with alot of plants you can put the worm tea concentrate right on the root base. Then water as usual. Alot less work with this method. Watch what happens... Put one cup in a quart spray, and folier feed four times a week for amazing eye-poppin results. Visit: www.CannabisWormTea.com

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    South Dakota, News - South Dakota medical marijuana advances, but fails to pass this year South Dakota medical marijuana advances, but fails to pass this year - Last update: August 17, 2016 | Earlier this year, the Secretary of State determined that a ballot initiative by New Approach South Dakota that would have created a medical marijuana program in the state fell short of collecting the required signatures. As a result of the campaign’s efforts, however, the South Dakota Legislature introduced the language of the ballot initiative as a bill, SB 171. The legislature then held a hearing on February 17, 2016. Unfortunately, the bill was amended by the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services to allow only CBD oil containing less than 3% THC. It would also have been ineffective because it required doctors to prescribe the oil, which they cannot do under federal law. This limited bill passed the Senate 20-15 and also passed out of a House committee but failed on the floor of the House 25-43. >>   Visit - http://www.mpp.org/states/south-dakota/

    Nevertheless, even having a hearing on medical marijuana was a positive step for the legislature and generated additional support for medical marijuana that can be built upon in the next session. Please ask your legislators to support access to medical marijuana for seriously ill South Dakotans suffering from cancer, HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, and other conditions that can be relieved by medical cannabis.

    South Dakota marijuana possession laws may be the nation’s harshest | Possession of just a small amount of marijuana in the state carries a potential penalty of a year in jail and a $2,000 fine. Even more alarmingly, individuals who have consumed marijuana elsewhere are also subject to this penalty if they test positive for past use — even if they consumed marijuana in a state where it was legal. South Dakota appears to be the only state with such an “internal possession” law. In addition, possession of any amount of hash or concentrates is a felony, punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. A study by the American Civil Liberties Union found that South Dakota was among the top 10 states for racial disparity in marijuana possession arrest rates. Despite people of all races using marijuana at very similar rates, blacks in South Dakota are nearly 4.8 times more likely than whites to be arrested for marijuana possession.

    Click here to ask your legislators to treat marijuana possession as civil offense, eliminating jail time for adults who choose to use a substance that is safer than alcohol and the life-changing collateral consequences triggered by a criminal conviction. Stay connected, see Pending Legislation | Thank you for supporting the Marijuana Policy Project. If you have not already, please subscribe to our alerts to stay up-to-date on the status of marijuana policy reform in South Dakota. >>   Visit - http://www.mpp.org/states/south-dakota/

    South Dakota - Marijuana (cannabis) News Feed, by NORML South Dakota (SD) MJ News Feed, by NORML.  Latest news and more for South Dakota, by NORML - the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.   ... and more.   Visit - http://norml.org/news/us-sd.

    South Dakota - Marijuana (cannabis) News: Lawmakers consider marijuana bill Lawmakers consider marijuana bill | Two lawmakers, including a former Rapid City police chief, are seeking support for a bill that would allow anyone arrested with two ounces or less of marijuana to use medical necessity as a defense in the courts. Sen. Craig Tieszen, R-Rapid City, and Rep. Dan Kaiser, R-Aberdeen, were looking Tuesday to line up supporters for the legislation, which they hope to introduce today.

    Tieszen said the intent of the legislation isn’t to legalize marijuana or to allow storefront pharmacies. “All they can do is defend themselves in court. They can bring their experts, they can show their disease or illness, and let the judge and jury decide,” he said.

    Kaiser, a police officer, said the bill would give defendants the option to present the defense and judges would decide whether to consider it. “It doesn’t legalize it,” he said. Kaiser stressed that the marijuana still would be confiscated at the time of arrest and the person in possession would be booked on criminal charges.

    Asked whether the marijuana would be returned to the person if the judge accepted the medical necessity argument, Kaiser said that would not be the case. “The bill does not authorize that, because the marijuana would still be illegal,” he said. Tieszen said former Rep. Tom Hennies, another former Rapid City police chief, offered similar legislation in 2001. Hennies, who died in 2009, was the only legislator who signed his name to the bill, which was killed after its first committee hearing, where it was opposed by police chiefs, sheriffs, the highway patrol, the attorney general's office and the state Health Department.   Please Read more>> < here

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    South Dakota - Resource, Org; local South Dakota: Medical Marijuana Measure Qualifies for Ballot ... | Jul 16, 2011 ... A referendum aimed at overturning restrictions on medical marijuana in San Diego got enough voter signatures to qualify for the ballot, City ...  Visit: http://www.hemp.org/news/content/south-dakota-medical-marijuana-measure-qualifies-ballot

    South Dakota - Resource, Org; local tokeofthetown.com > in Legislation, Medical, News >> Medical Marijuana Likely On South Dakota Ballot This Year - by Steve Elliott ~alapoet~ Tuesday, February 23, 2010 | South Dakotans will probably get to vote (again) on legalizing medical marijuana this November. Cannabis advocates on Monday filed petition signatures seeking a ... South Dakotans will probably get to vote (again) on legalizing medical marijuana this November. Cannabis advocates on Monday filed petition signatures seeking a statewide vote on a proposal to legalize marijuana in South Dakota for medical use in treating pain, nausea and other health problems, reports KELO.  Visit: http://www.tokeofthetown.com/2010/02/medical_marijuana_likely_on_south_dakota_ballot_th.php

    South Dakota - Resource, Org; local South Dakota voters say no to medical marijuana, by Lynn Taylor Rick Journal staff | Posted: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - For the second time in four years, South Dakota voters refused to pass a medical marijuana law, this time by a much wider margin. With 603 of 791 precincts reporting Tuesday night, voters rejected Initiated Measure 13 by a 64 percent to 35 percent margin. A similar measure was defeated in 2006 by a much tighter 52 percent to 48 percent. Measure 13 moved to legalize medical marijuana for people suffering from "debilitating medical conditions." Under the law, patients could receive recommendations for medical marijuana from a physician. They would then be required to register with the state. Patients could obtain medical marijuana only from state-registered "caregivers." Each "caregiver" could provide for no more than five patients. ... Mueller said he couldn't support any medical marijuana measure that ... The South Dakota State Medical Association rejected the measure, ... Read more,  Visit: http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/article_1ae826c6-e6f2-11df-8018-001cc4c002e0.html#ixzz1oqcyxxbj

    South Dakota - Resource, Org; local Common Sense for Drug Policy: Medical Marijuana Facts & News > South Dakota Medical Marijuana Advocate Bob Newland Ordered to Cease Advocacy as Part of Felony Sentence | After medical marijuana advocate Bob Newland - longtime marijuana law reform proponet, director of South Dakota NORML, and founder of South Dakotans for Safe Access - "pleaded guilty to felony possession of marijuana" on July 6, 2009 ("Marijuana Advocate Bob Newland Gets 45 Days in Jail, Probation"), he was not only "sentenced [...] to one year in the Pennington County Jail" (with all but 45 days of that sentence suspended), forced to "submit to random searches and undergo weekly drug tests," the Rapid City Journal writes, but was also ordered by Judge John "Jack" Delaney to refrain from advocating in any way for marijuana policy reform as a condition of his probation. According to the article, Judge Delaney took issue not so much with Newland's advocacy but rather disliked "the idea of an adult doing anything that would encourage kids to drink or do drugs."

    Drug policy reformers and civil liberties groups were generally shocked by the Judge's decision. Communications director for the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), Bruce Mirken, called the decision "appalling" in July 10th's issue of The Drug War Chronicle ("Marijuana Activist Silenced by Judge as Condition of Probation"). In a follow-up piece published by the Rapid City Journal on July 11 ("Judge's Gag Order on Marijuana Advocate Bob Newland Raises Questions"), "Robert Doody, director of the American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota, said he wasn't prepared to say whether he thought the gag order was legal." As Doody stated, "Even if legal, I find it troubling that we're going to take away someone's right even to speak about something."  Visit: http://www.csdp.org/news/news/medmar.htm

    South Dakota - Resource, Org; local Marijuana: A State-by-State Breakdown - The Bay Citizen: Which other states are voting on new pot laws Tuesday? By Terria Smith and Roberto Daza, Oakland North on November 1, 2010 | Nov 1, 2010 ... The legislation has fostered cannabis-centered collectives, holistic health .... Medical marijuana legislation has been on the South Dakota ballot ... Fourteen years have passed since California’s Proposition 215 forged the path for medical marijuana legislation in the United States. That ballot initiative, which passed with 56 percent of the vote, legalized the possession of marijuana in California for medical use. Since that time, an estimated 200,000 patients statewide have been approved to receive the substance for physical conditions ranging from HIV/AIDS to chronic pain. The legislation has fostered cannabis-centered collectives, holistic health care facilities and pharmacy-like dispensaries in more than 100 cities across the state. Opponents of medical marijuana legalization have said, in fact, that the proposition was written so broadly that almost anyone can be given approval to use cannabis. Source: The Bay Citizen  Visit: http://www.baycitizen.org/marijuana/story/marijuana-state-state-breakdown/

    Placing an initiative on a state-wide ballot is very challenging. Such a task requires a lot of time, commitment, and funding from a wide range of people. This week the South Dakota Coalition for Compassion is launching the official petition drive to place the South Dakota Safe Access Act on the 2010 ballot.

    Our membership is growing every day as the Coalition has become increasingly involved in the community to raise awareness about marijuana's medicinal value. Recently our supporters bridged a strong relationship with the Multiple-Sclerosis community by walking and raising $5,000 in the 2009 Walk MS in Sioux Falls.

    The Coalition for Compassion formed for the sole purpose of protecting sick and dying people who are victimized through cruel and outdated state laws which prosecutes and jails them for simply using doctor-approved medicine that relieves their pain and suffering. Medical Marijuana patients deserve our compassion, not attention from law enforcement. The hard-working and respected men and women of law enforcement should stay focused on protecting our citizens from violent and otherwise dangerous criminals, and should not use taxpayer dollars to enforce cruel and unjust laws that put sick people in jail for using their medicine.

    Patient use of medical marijuana is already widely recommended by physicians despite legal obstacles. The sick and dying people protected under the South Dakota Safe Access Act deserve protection from state law so that they can have safe access to effective therapy for their illnesses.

    Despite our own state legislators failing to enact compassionate protection in the 2009 legislative session, South Dakota's voter demographic has never been more politically promising. Whereas thousands of South Dakotans registered to vote in the last general election and the Coalition's strength consisting of an admirable panel of patients, doctors, and former law enforcement, willing to debate and speak publicly on behalf on the South Dakota Safe Access Act puts us in the most viable position ever to pass a medical marijuana initiative in South Dakota!

    On Monday, May 5, the Coalition for Compassion and the South Dakota Safe Access Act's primary sponsors, Pat Lynch, the former chairman for the North Central States Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis society, and Emmett Reistroffer, both of Sioux Falls, were certified as sponsors for the petition to place the South Dakota Safe Access Act on the 2010 ballot. This week the Coalition will join Keefe Green Productions, at two of its events aimed at celebrating the Cannabis hemp, to launch the official petition drive for the SDSAA. The East River petition kick-off will begin Wednesday, May 6th, at 7pm at The Sioux Hempire Ball at the Center for Veterans of Foreign Wars in Sioux Falls and the Black Hills petition kick-off will begin Thursday, May 7th, at the Hemp Hoe Down in Sturgis.

    The Coalition will continue to circulate for signatures at various community events, concerts, fairs, ect in South Dakota communities throughout the summer. Such a campaign depends on an extensive network of support and an army of volunteers.

    Our movement has momentum. Will you join us?

    On the national level, in the past 48 hours alone, South Dakota, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island state houses have all have taken steps to enact medical marijuana legislation or improve upon existing law. In 2009 so far, legislators have supported medical marijuana in Alabama, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee, and Texas.

    The voters of South Dakota will follow suit with modern science and reality. South Dakotans will go to the polls in 2010 to pass the SDSAA with pride and prestige, a reflection of the compassionate and caring values that bind our families and traditions.

    No longer shall we accept the insane and cruel deprivation of medicine for people who suffer from Glaucoma, Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, HIV/AIDS, Lupus, and other tragic illnesses. If you are concerned about stopping the insane deprivation inflicted upon some of the most vulnerable people among us, please consider being one of the couragous and respected individuals who will have a stake in one of South Dakotas most compassionate and monumental changes in state law.

    Our strength and success entirely depends on donations and volunteers.

    Here is how you can support our efforts: First, sign the petition if you are a registered South Dakota voter! Visit SDCompassion.org to view a list of events where you can find the Coalition!

    Circulate a Petition!

    Volunteering just one shift and gaining 50 signatures earns you a free medical marijuana t-shirt and brings us closer to the 16,776 signatures required to put the initiative on the ballot - essentially any time you commit ameliorates the desperate need for safe access for medical marijuana patients! Visit SDCompassion.org and Email us to volunteer.

    Event/Booth Volunteer: If you are knowledgeable about medical marijuana, and passionate about caring for sick and dying people, or ending the war on drugs, consider helping us operate an informational and petition booth at one of the many upcoming events. Visit SDCompassion.org and Email us to volunteer.

    Jazz Fest Volunteer: July 17-18; Sioux Falls We have begun recruiting volunteers for this event early, as it is one of South Dakotas largest events of the year (100,000 attendees -- at least 50 circulators needed to surround the park and gain signatures as people enter and exit the festival). The Coalition anticipates that this will be the weekend we reach our goal of 20,000 signatures! (We are shooting for 4,000 extra signatures to safeguard against any amount of bad signatures, non-registered signors, etc.) Visit SDCompassion.org and Email us to volunteer.

    Make a financial contribution or small donation: Any amount you can donate to support our cause will go toward funding the petition drive. Reserves remaining after the petition drive be used for the advertising campaign leading up to the election of 2010. Your donation will have a huge impact on our movment. Donate more than $20 and receive a complimentary medical marijuana t-shirt.

    We look forward to working with you. Together we will deliver compassion to sick and dying people.

    SD Coaltion for Compassion
    920 S. 4th Ave
    Sioux Falls SD 57104
    (605) 370 1108
    SDCompassion.org

    South Dakota - Info, History Hello South Dakotans for Safe Access, and supporters thereof,

    12 February 2009 - Well, a week ago yesterday, the House Judiciary committee killed the second of two medical cannabis bills we placed in the South Dakota legislature for consideration. House Health and Human Services had killed the first one the day before that. Visit - http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2009/QuickFind.aspx - and type HB1127 or HB1128 in the search box. The resulting page contains eagle icons that will download the testimony on either bill. HB1127’s testimony and discussion takes two hours. HB1128 shared its two-hour committee meeting with several other bills. On the audio, one bill is heard before 1128, and it only takes about two minutes. Testimony on 1128 takes about 30 minutes.

    I’ve been resting, thinking and catching up on stuff since then. I am trying to be generous in my consideration of the consideration that was paid our proposed laws and the folks who went to Pierre at considerable inconvenience to argue on behalf of those proposals. Here’s what I think. Those who spoke against and voted against allowing sick, disabled and dying people to legally use medicine that works for them are sh!tdrinkers. That’s about as generous as I can be, and may be more generous than they deserve.

    They heard our testimony, they saw our letters from doctors, they saw witnesses in wheelchairs; they know people are being arrested for using medicine. They know cannabis alleviates pain, muscle spasms and spasticity, and nausea. Knowing that, they voted to do nothing to alleviate the legal danger in which many sufferers of several different medical conditions find themselves. That can be due to one or more of only four reasons; ignorance, stupidity, insanity, or malice. I’m not inclined to argue our case before such people any more.

    If we want to change the inhumane laws regarding marijuana use by legitimate medical users, we will have to take the issue to the people, on the ballot.

    Putting an issue on the ballot

    I have been involved in several petition drives, and have directed a couple. If we decide to put the issue of medical marijuana on the ballot in 2010, these are some of the things we must consider. The schedule The first date we can take a signature is April 2, 2009. We have a year from that date to turn in a number of valid signatures equal to 5% of the number of votes cast in the 2006 gubernatorial election. That number was 335508. Five percent of that is 16776 valid signatures needed to place an issue on the ballot.

    The numbers – 16776 valid signatures – 19500 with needed safety margin We should figure on getting 15 percent more signatures than the basic 16776, because some people sign twice or more, and some who sign are not registered to vote in So. Dak. That means that SDSA will need to obtain 55 signatures a day, every day, for a year.

    Or, lets say we have 100 volunteers. Each one would have to obtain 17 signatures a month for 12 months. That’s not a difficult task, for any one person. But I have never been able to inspire even a crew of 10 volunteers to do that much. The reason it’s so tough is that being a volunteer and working on your own is a lonely, minimally-appreciated job. That’s why I think almost nobody will go out one day a month and get 17 signatures; it’s very hard to get up for.

    Groups of volunteers can work more effectively when there are large gatherings of people, town art fairs, county fairs, Black Hills Stock Show, concerts, and the ever-reliable courthouse. You think people won’t sign a medical marijuana petition at the court house? Woh! Truth is, they’ll sign it anywhere, but the courthouse provides a steady stream of folks all year long, some of whom are our friends. Teams of two or three people working and traveling together can be a fun thing to do a few times during the spring and summer.

    Bottom line on a petition drive; It ain’t easy. And it ain’t cheap. To expect a credible volunteer effort, SDSA will have to cover the actual expenses, with some mad money to boot, of traveling to, say, the State Fair. We need to make it so getting signatures doesn’t cost anything for the people who are willing to work free of charge. We aren’t discouraging a volunteer from footing his own expenses, but we expect that a number of volunteers won’t be able to do so.

    The main question is, Can we afford to initiate a petition drive?

    $50k. Even if we put together a credible semi-volunteer effort, there will be expenses (in addition to just gettin’ around). I’ll break those down a little in a subsequent message, but a figure to look at is $50000. I think it’s possible we could put the issue on the ballot for that, and maybe have $3000 left to put on a little party.

    There are about 200 people on this list who live in SD. If everyone of them would commit to getting 10 signatures, we have 10 percent of the job done already. Think about it.

    How about money from MPP or NORML or somebody?

    Simple fact is that the major funders of those orgs have seen their fortunes shrink seriously during the past year. I think we’ll have to show ‘em what we’re made of before they’ll think about handing us a buck. MPP put over $250K (by my rough estimate) into the 2006 election promotion. We got 48%. WE GOT 48%!!! That $250k went partially to three TV ads and a couple radio spots. The results are still being felt. We can run with that. (For TV and radio ads from 2006, visit - http://www.sdmedicalmarijuana.org/ads.html ) If we put it on the ballot it will win.

    Really, a petition drive is a major undertaking for the sponsoring party. That would be South Dakotans for Safe Access. First, we need a law to propose. I am not very fond of laws that take up eight pages. Anyone want to try to draft a simpler law than the one just blown off by the legislature? See it > here…

    Then we file our intent, along with a copy of the proposal, with the Secretary of State. Then, as early as April 2, 2009, we can begin obtaining signatures.

    Managing a petition drive is a full-time job. I don’t have the resources to manage a petition drive unless we can raise funds again. We did okay on the legislative campaign fundraising; we asked for $4500, and we got about $6000. That allowed us to even fly in one of the federal marijuana recipients, Elvy Musikka, and Tony Ryan, who gave the LEAP perspective, as well as his own, as a retired cop. But there’s an obvious difference between $6000 and $50,000. I don’t think I can commit to taking on a petition drive with less than $15000 in the bank ready to pay expenses.

    Anybody want to help solve that problem?

    It is possible for a dedicated crew of, say, 30 people to put an issue on the ballot, funding it out of their own pockets, but they’re going to be spending a lot of time and travel to do it.

    Most signature drives are combinations of volunteer and paid work. I’m interested in anything that will help me see how I can afford to invest a year (or less, perhaps) in putting this issue on the ballot. In other words, I am asking for those among the readers of this message who are inclined to help manage a petition drive, or who will commit to getting at least 100 signatures, to respond and let me know what kind of a crew we’re looking at going in.

    And I’m looking for commitments for operating expenses. You tell us what you can donate, and we’ll see how many commitments for how much $ we get before we decide if we’re going to accept the money.

    Ideas for fundraisers?

    The achievement of which I am proudest, over the period of the last 10 years of active statewide cannabis advocacy, is having been able to show up in Pierre with nine medical cannabis users, as well as testimony from two medical doctors and a retired law enforcement officer. All had compelling testimony. Any one of them would have convinced a listener not afflicted with legislativitis terroris (spines of jelly).

    I hope to hear from about 200 of you, each committing to get 100 signatures by the end of July.

    Best regards to all of you, and on behalf of South Dakotans for Safe Access, I thank you for your generous donations that allowed us to expose the (choose one or more) ignorance, stupidity, insanity, malice of 21 members of the South Dakota legislature. That wasn’t our goal, but it’s what we got.

    Best regards,
    Bob Newland
    http://www.SoDakSafeAccess.net
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    Medical Cannabis, Books - Cannabis and Cannabinoids; Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Therapeutic Potential Examine the pros, cons, and controversies of marijuana as medicine! | Cannabis is still sending “signals of misunderstanding.”1-3 The result is an exaggeration of beneficial or deleterious effects as well as occasional intermixture of medical science with other moral categories. This book deals with health aspects of the cannabis plant and the cannabinoids while mainly factoring out societal aspects. Some authors refer to social topics that require discussion even within the bounds of a narrow handling of medicinal aspects. “Cannabis and Cannabinoids; Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Therapeutic Potential”. Edited by Franjo Grotenhermen, MD; Nova-Institut GmBH, Hürth, Germany and Ethan Russo, MD; Montana Neurobehavioral Specialists, Missoula, Montana. Hard Cover (ISBN-13: 978-0-7890-1507-7, ISBN-10: 0-7890-1507-2) $79.95

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    Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 02:24 PM:
    Cheryl from South Dakota wrote:
    " I have Hepatitis C and am to the point that I cannot stand the sight of food -- Also have fibromyalgia and due to a reaction to the easily prescribed Ultram/tramadol - I had a reation that an no longer enables me to take it for pain - It is said to be non- narcotic but the withdrawal was awful - (check out the internet) - Now of course I can get nothing so am living in chronic pain - and unable to eat - Are there any Drs in Sioux Falls who use Marinol for symptoms I am having. I am 61 yrs old and think I should have a say in what I take and dont take - At this point the quality of my life sucks and Im not going to get any better - I am allowed 1 soma at night for sleep and had to sign a drug agreement - My life is hell - All the drugs that would help are in the steet and meanwhile they are worried about me becoming an addict? I am infuriated - I dont want to Dr shop -- that gets one in trouble too -- if you can help please tell me -- if there are any Drs here with a half a brain and some comapssion -- Cheryl
    Cherilyn10@aol.com "

    Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at 09:27 PM:
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    "Thursday, March 5, 2009, the Kottonmouth Kings played at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City (SD). Thanx! guys ... http://www.kottonmouthkings.com/ "

    Wednesday, January 23, 2009 at 4:20 AM:
    somebody posted:
    " Anybody want to take a swing at this moron? visit - http://dakotawarcollege.com/archives/6897#comments
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    Gerry Lange carrying the pot banner this session. Posted by PP at the SDWC Blog - January 26, 2009

    Where do you go when you have a piece of offensive legislation , such as the income tax, that no one in their right mind would normally carry?

    “Thank God” Gerry Lange is back, because in addition to being South Dakota’s resident apologist for murdering terrorists who run airplanes into skyscrapers, for years he’s been the poster child for 10-foot pole worthy measures.

    And this session is no different.

    HB 1127. Sponsored by Representatives Lange and Vanderlinde: An act to provide safe legal access to medical marijuana for certain qualified persons.

    and..

    HB 1128. Sponsored by Representatives Lange, Iron Cloud III, Thompson, and Vanderlinde: An act to allow a medical necessity to be used as a defense in certain cases involving the possession or use of marijuana.

    So, when it comes to a vote, which legislators are going to line up in favor of legalizing some uses of recreational drugs…

    …and which want to be able to be elected again? We shall see.

    But those of us who salivate at the prospects for such measures coming to a vote would like to thank Gerry Lange for providing us with campaign fodder for Fall 2010.

    Hats off to Gerry for keeping us political hacks busy with postcard-worthy issues! "

    Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at 10:49 AM:
    somebody posted:
    " As part of our effort to get a medical cannabis bill discussed in the next So. Dak. legislative session (starts Jan. 9), I've been calling legislators to take their temperature.

    Today I called So. Dak. Sen. Gordon Howie in Rapid City SD. I asked if he'd support a medical cannaabis bill. He said, "I'd need to see double-blind studies so the proof would be there conclusively."

    "Proof of ...?" I said.

    "Proof that it would be good for someone."

    "Good for someone not to suffer pain?" I said.

    "There are other medicines for pain," he said.

    "They work for some people. Some people only get relief from cannabis."

    He said, "Look, if I had a medical condition that could only be helped by marijuana, I'd make a connection and get some marijuana. If it led to a problem, I'd just deal with it."

    "You mean, if you got arrested?" I said.

    'That's right. I'd deal with it. They can too," He said.

    In other words, the suffering of sick and disabled people ain't my business. And if it becomes my business, I wouldn't have a problem breaking the law either.

    Yep. That's South Dakota's best and brightest. Sen. Gordon Howie.

    Bob Newland <newland@rapidcity.com> "

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