South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. (Feb. 22, 2016) – After passing the House by a 57-11 margin on Feb. 4, five Republican senators killed a bill that would have legalized industrial hemp for commercial production and distribution in South Dakota. Rep. Mike Verchio (R-Hill City) along with a bipartisan coalition of 39 cosponsors introduced House Bill 1054 (HB1054) earlier…

RAPID CITY, S.D. (Feb. 8, 2016) – Two South Dakota Senate bills would legalize medical marijuana in the state, effectively nullifying the unconstitutional federal prohibition of cannabis. Senate Bill 167 (SB167) was introduced by Sen. Angie O’Donnell (D-Sioux Falls) and two bipartisan co-sponsors, while Senate Bill 171 (SB171) was introduced by the Senate Health and…

PIERRE, S.D. (Feb. 4, 2016) A bill passed today by the South Dakota House would legalize the production and processing of industrial hemp for commercial purposes in the state, setting the foundation for people there to nullify federal prohibition in practice. Rep. Mike Verchio (R-Hill City) along with a bipartisan coalition of 39 cosponsors introduced House…

PIERRE, S.D. (Feb. 2, 2016) A bill passed today by a South Dakota House committee would legalize the production and processing of industrial hemp for commercial purposes in the state, setting the foundation for people there to nullify federal prohibition in practice. Rep. Mike Verchio (R-Hill City) along with a bipartisan coalition of 39 cosponsors introduced House…

PIERRE, S.D. (Feb. 1, 2016) A bill introduced in the South Dakota legislature would legalize the production and processing of industrial hemp for commercial purposes in the state, setting the foundation to nullify federal prohibition in practice. Rep. Mike Verchio (R-Hill City) along with a bipartisan coalition of 39 cosponsors introduced House Bill 1054 (HB1054) earlier…

Are Nebraskans Giving In On ObamaCare? If so, why?!

Nebraskans, your action is NECESSARY. Please see the bottom of the article for: FLYER to download, read, share, print, and distribute Recommendations Are YOU among the majority of Nebraskans opposed to “ObamaCare”? If so, YOU should be keenly interested in the Medicaid Expansion bill, LB577, and alerting people you know […]

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