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Protect Our Children
No Way to Amendment A
Marijuana Ballot Items
Forum on South Dakota Initiated Measure 26
“An initiated measure to legalize marijuana for medical use”
October 17, 2020 – (Video MP4, Time 57:44)
Although it touts itself as medical marijuana, Initiated Measure 26 is not medicine and is about allowing access to a dangerous schedule one drug which by definition has no medical benefit.
Focus October 2020–South Dakota marijuana ballot measures
RESOLUTION URGING NO VOTES ON MARIJUANA BALLOT MEASURES
October 2020 – (The South Dakota Federation of Republican Women)
WHEREAS, The South Dakota State Medical Association is opposing both marijuana ballot measures citing that the drug is hazardous and carries safety risks by circumventing the Food and Drug AdministrationвЂ™s approval process; and,
WHEREAS, The FDA has approved three synthetic marijuana drugs and a CBD drug for medical treatments; and,
WHEREAS, Marijuana is illegal under federal law and legalizing it would make South Dakota a вЂњmarijuana sanctuary stateвЂќ hindering local law enforcement; and,
WHEREAS, It is a violation of federal law for physicians and health care providers to prescribe marijuana; and,
WHEREAS, Decades of research has shown the psychoactive effect of using high levels of THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) in marijuana may result in increased psychosis and violence; and,
WHEREAS, The initiative marijuana ballot measure in Section 96 requires the Department of Education and Department of Health to allow minors to take the вЂњrecommendedвЂќ marijuana drug in South Dakota schools; and,
WHEREAS, The initiative measure requires South Dakota to accept medical marijuana cards from other states effectively legalizing the drug for any use; and,
WHEREAS, The initiative measure allows card holders to grow marijuana, share it with other card holders and sell the cannabis seeds; and,
WHEREAS, Colorado, which has legalized marijuana, has seen an increase in black market sales, organized crime, more calls to Poison Control related to marijuana edibles in the form of candies, and tax revenues at less than 1% of budget; and,
WHEREAS, The initiative measure in Section59 takes away local control by stating that, вЂњNo local government may prohibit a (marijuana) dispensary, either expressly or through the enactment of an ordinance that makes the operation of the dispensary impracticable in the jurisdiction; and, Therefore be
RESOLVED, The South Dakota Federation of Republican Women supports sound scientific and medical research when making important decisions regarding the health of South DakotaвЂ™s children and adults; and, Be it finally
RESOLVED, The South Dakota Federation of Republican Women urges no votes on the marijuana ballot measures.
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Proponents of medical marijuana have long touted the drugвЂ™s pain-killing properties. And while marijuana may provide a limited benefit for specific types of neuropathic pain, a preponderance of evidence suggests that it does not provide effective relief for more common types of chronic or acute pain. In fact, new research shows that people who used marijuana before surgery required much higher levels of anesthesia and post-op pain relief.
A total of 3,620 respondents finished the survey and qualified for the survey. Respondents had to have been sworn law enforcement members of Police1, not retired, and not in federal law enforcement. Following the survey an additional five responses from respondents were dropped because they did not meet the criteria based on information provided in write-in responses. Results presented below are based on a final total of 3,615 respondents.
Incarceration Statistics / Why Marijuana is NOT Medical
Mental Health Statistics for Marijuana Users
Concerned citizens opposed to Measure 26 ballot issue regarding medical marijuana legalization in South Dakota
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