Jackley to go after tribal pot consultant? 

This story popped up this morning, and might explain this morning’s presser in Flandreau from the Attorney General:

Cannabis activists in South Dakota are expecting the state’s attorney general, Marty Jackley, to announce felony charges against Eric Hagen, CEO of Denver-based Monarch America, at a news conference in Flandreau tomorrow morning.


Hagen and Monarch Consulting worked closely with the Flandreau Santee Sioux tribe last year as it prepared to open South Dakota’s first cannabis-friendly resort. State authorities have no jurisdiction on tribal land, so the Flandreau Santee Sioux were proceeding in accordance with the U.S. Department of Justice’s 2014 Wilkinson memo, which offers guidance for tribes working on cannabis projects in Indian country. 

Read it here.

Well, those pot plants didn’t get to South Dakota on their own. Someone brought them across state lines.

And the story above isn’t completely accurate; as while authorities have no jurisdiction on tribal land over tribal members, that is not the case with non-tribal members. 

Stay tuned. 

11 Replies to “Jackley to go after tribal pot consultant? ”

  1. Anon

    Just watched the press release online. I couldn’t be prouder of our AG. He is an amazing man and I wish him my best in his next political endeavor.

      1. Anon

        Porter, you either have a personality disorder or are just an idiot. Either way, I forgive you.

        1. Porter Lansing

          Awww …. You’re just a woman who needs to call people names? Do you have a funny one and you’re embarrassed to use it? I forgive you, Princess.

          1. Anonymous

            Porker it would be best that you stop commenting. Your just digging yourself deeper into a hole. Otherwise you will need to change your photo to a donkey head wearing a bow tie. Banned over at Cory’s stoner blog for making violent threats against another pothead so your commenting here?

            Weed is bad! Very bad!

    1. Anonymous

      Jackley does not mess around in his role of AG. It’s great he is going after these guys!

  2. Porter Lansing

    There is no reason any entity within SoDak needs marijuana. You WILL be prosecuted. Don’t risk your criminal record on a foolish whim!!! This is not a joke.

  3. RLM

    Cannabis should be legal in all 50 states.
    For adults
    For consumption in the home
    Regulated and taxed

    so, whose ox is gored if it is legal? The alcohol and hospitality industry, law enforcement (we would need fewer LEOs), and the private (and public) prison industry, and to some degree the pharmaceutical industry.

    Boo Hoo