Activism

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribal Council president Tony Reider, right, and council treasurer Ryan Kills A Hundred. Image: Barry Amundson, Forum News Service

FLANDREAU, S. D. – A recreational and medicinal marijuana resort planned for the Flandreau Santee Sioux Indian Reservation in southeast South Dakota has been put on hold.

Veteran Jose Martinez, who lost three limbs in Afghanistan, found relief to his pain with medical marijuana. Image: Shanna Hogan, Phoenix New Times
 
As part of its work, the group collects donations of cannabis and makes it accessible to veterans who cannot afford it. 

Cannabis leaf. Image: Psychonaught via Wikimedia Commons

There may be more than a dozen states looking to legalize recreational marijuana in 2016, but these three may have the best chance to do so.

Spice synthetic marijuana. Image: U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration via Wikimedia Commons
Travis Khachatoorian ~ KTUU.com ~
 
ANCHORAGE – While many health officials are mulling over the best way to tackle the spice epidemic in Anchorage, one resident says handing out free marijuana may be the answer.

Willie Nelson at Coachella, 2007, Photo: Paul Familetti via Wikimedia Commons
 
He’s been a vocal advocate of marijuana legalization for more than half a century, but the musician/songwriter/activist has watched the last few years unfold with a combination of joy and dread.

Michael McGovern, a representative from ResponsibleOhio, a pro-marijuana legalization group, wears a sticker during a promotional tour stop at Miami University, Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, in Oxford, Ohio. AP Photo/John Minchillo
Julie Carr Smyth ~ Associated Press ~
 
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- So a few states out West and a couple cities on the East Coast have voted to legalize marijuana. Does that mean legal pot can fly in the heartland?

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