Cannabis Trial of the Year Opens in Flandreau, South Dakota

On Friday morning, South Dakota prosecutors are expected to offer their opening arguments in a long-awaited trial against Eric Hagen, president and CEO of the Colorado cannabis consultancy Monarch America.

If convicted, Monarch America CEO Eric Hagen could face up to 15 years in prison for helping the Santee Sioux tribe set up their grow. Continue reading “Cannabis Trial of the Year Opens in Flandreau, South Dakota”

South Dakota Could See Cannabis Legalization on 2018 Ballot

Supporters of a pair of ballot measures that would legalize medical and recreational cannabis in South Dakota plan to launch their push Saturday to get on the ballot in 2018.

Backers of the South Dakota effort would have to submit nearly 14,000 valid signatures for each initiative to the secretary of state by November 2017 to put them before voters in 2018. Continue reading “South Dakota Could See Cannabis Legalization on 2018 Ballot”