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The Cannabis Caucus is a loose affiliation of State Representatives, State Senators, lobbyists and the general public.
The Cannabis Caucus is not a public policy committee but is set up to provide information and educate the public and Legislature on Medical and Adult Use Cannabis.
The Cannabis Caucus hosted a series of briefings called Marijuana 101, 201, 301 and 401 which were carried by ConnectCenter1 TV throughout the State of South Dakota.
Mike co-sponsors HB 1225
On February 3, 2021, I introduced HB 1225, which would put in place some laws to govern the sale, possession, and consumption of adult use retail marijuana. The bill clarified the legislature doesn’t endorse the decision voters made to pass Constitutional Amendment A in the general election, November 3, 2020. Rather, that lawmakers are following the will of the people.
On Feb. 24, State Affairs deferred HB 1225 to the 41st legislative day, following a circuit court judge ruling that Constitutional Amendment A is unconstitutional.
Read the 22-page bill here.
Mike co-sponsors SB 187
On February 3, 2021, Senator Brock Greenfield and I introduced SB 187, which would establish provisions concerning the sale of adult-use retail marijuana.
On March 3, 2021, State Affairs deferred SB 187 to the 41st legislative day.
Read the 8-page bill here.
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MIKE DERBY IN THE NEWS
DURING THE 2021 LEGISLATIVE SESSION
More Mike Derby and Cannabis in the news:
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Bart Pfankuch of South Dakota News Watch, published in Argus Leader April 5, 2021
Bart Pfankuch of South Dakota News Watch, March 25, 2021
Nick Nelson, KEVN Black Hills Fox, March 12, 2021
Abby Wargo, Rapid City Journal, March 3, 2021
Dominique Smith, NewsCenter 1, Feb. 28, 2021
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Joe Sneve, Argus Leader, Feb. 23, 2021
Bart Pfankuch of South Dakota News Watch, Feb. 17, 2021
Stephen Groves, Associated Press, published in Rapid City Journal, Feb. 10, 21
Colton Hall, NewsCenter 1, Feb. 9, 2021
Bart Pfankuch, South Dakota News Watch, February 8
Joe Sneve, Argus Leader, Feb. 5, 2021
Bob Mercer, Capital News Bureau, Feb. 4, 2021
Bart Pfankuch of South Dakota News Watch, Feb. 3, 2021
Nick Lowrey of South Dakota News Watch, Jan. 13, 2021