South Dakota


9-Year-Old Brings Marijuana To School, Mother And Step-Dad Arrested


A mother and step-dad are now behind bars after the woman's 9-year-old son brought marijuana to school.

Friday afternoon, Sioux Falls Police were called to Hawthorne Elementary School, located on N. Spring Ave. for a drug-related report.

Police say a nine-year-old male student brought a small bag of marijuana to school and showed it to other students.

Officer Sam Clemens says further investigation led police to the child's home, located on the 800 block of N. Duluth Ave. where they served a search warrant.

Inside the home, police say they found meth, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Police arrested the child’s mother, 31-year-old Nicole Marie Roach at the scene.


To the Bitter End: The 9 States Where Marijuana Will Be Legalized Last

We know the end is coming, but pot prohibition is going to have to be undone state by state. Here are the ones least likely to jump on the bandwagon.

Marijuana prohibition in the US is dying, but it isn't going to vanish in one fell swoop. Even if Congress were to repeal federal pot prohibition, state laws criminalizing the plant and its users would still be in effect—at least in some states.

And it's probably a pretty safe bet that Congress isn’t going to act until a good number of states, maybe more than half, have already legalized it. That process is already underway and is likely to gather real momentum by the time election day 2016 is over.


Pine Ridge man wants to begin growing industrial hemp again

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) — Alex White Plume planted industrial hemp on his Pine Ridge farm more than a decade ago, but never harvested a crop. Now, he says it's time to grow again.

White Plume, an Oglala Sioux tribal member, wants to grow hemp again on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation thanks to guidelines laid out by the federal Department of Justice in December allowing tribes to decide whether to grow and sell marijuana, reported South Dakota Public Broadcasting ( ).


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