Check out the highlights from the 2021 Legislative Session
MIKE DERBY IN THE NEWS
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.
More Mike Derby and Cannabis in the news:
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Medical marijuana in Oklahoma: ‘A mess’ or a potential model for South Dakota?
Bart Pfankuch of South Dakota News Watch, published in Argus Leader April 5, 2021
Lawmaker: South Dakota can implement medical marijuana program by November
Bart Pfankuch of South Dakota News Watch, March 25, 2021
Medical marijuana implementation on schedule in South Dakota
Nick Nelson, KEVN Black Hills Fox, March 12, 2021
One pot bill killed, another moves forward
Abby Wargo, Rapid City Journal, March 3, 2021
Derby discusses recent marijuana legislation at WDT cracker barrel
Dominique Smith, NewsCenter 1, Feb. 28, 2021
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Drug reform efforts in South Dakota not stopping, despite uncertainty of marijuana ballot measures
Joe Sneve, Argus Leader, Feb. 23, 2021
Legalization of marijuana could provide economic boost for S.D. Native American tribes
Bart Pfankuch of South Dakota News Watch, Feb. 17, 2021
Two Republican lawmakers continue recreational pot push
Stephen Groves, Associated Press, published in Rapid City Journal, Feb. 10, 21
South Dakota legislators preparing for both outcomes in marijuana legislation
Colton Hall, NewsCenter 1, Feb. 9, 2021
State hires consultant to help develop framework for legal marijuana
Bart Pfankuch, South Dakota News Watch, February 8
Marijuana 101: 'Cannabis Caucus' spending 'hundreds of hours' working on new laws
Joe Sneve, Argus Leader, Feb. 5, 2021
Sponsors tie recreational-marijuana legislation to outcome of Amendment A court challenge
Bob Mercer, Capital News Bureau, Feb. 4, 2021
Preparations for legalization of pot picking up pace in Pierre
Bart Pfankuch of South Dakota News Watch, Feb. 3, 2021
SD lawmakers off to slow start in regulating legal weed, but industry ramping up
Nick Lowrey of South Dakota News Watch, Jan. 13, 2021