Cannabis

Vapes Spiked With Illegal Drugs Show Dark Side of CBD Craze

An Associated Press investigation shows a dark side to booming sales of the cannabis extract CBD. Some people are substituting cheap and dangerous street drugs for the real thing. As a result, vapes and other products marketed as helping a range of ailments instead have sent dozens of people to emergency rooms because they were spiked with synthetic marijuana. Lab…

George Hendrickson: From Advocate to Candidate

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- George Hendrickson spent years appealing to the South Dakota State Legislature. After feeling like his concerns weren’t being heard, he decided to run for U.S. House and be the voice for South Dakota. Hendrickson has worn many hats. He was a police officer, owned his own construction business and was an insurance agent. Now he owns his…

Native American Tribe’s Cannabis Consultant To Face Trial

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Roughly two years after an American Indian tribe began an ambitious push to open the nation’s first marijuana resort in South Dakota, a consultant who helped pursue the stalled venture is heading to trial on drug charges. Jury selection starts Thursday in the case of Eric Hagen, a consultant who worked with the Flandreau Santee Sioux…

Medical Marijuana Supporters See Sign In North Dakota Win

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Medical marijuana supporters have come up empty at the South Dakota Legislature and the ballot box, but they’re determined to try again as neighboring North Dakota moves closer to making cannabis available to patients. Observers say North Dakota’s overwhelming vote last fall to approve a medical marijuana initiative bodes well for a similar South Dakota push….