A story on the petition to legalize the use of pot in South Dakota was filed by the Associated Press yesterday. And it ironically seems to coincide with some interesting comments on facebook by Ryan Gaddy, the coordinator of the pot petition campaign.
From the Associated Press:
Ryan Gaddy, the administrator of the pro-pot group, said he thinks the measure has a real shot at getting on the ballot — and passing — especially considering the estimated fiscal impact.
Gaddy and the group argue that law enforcement resources should be spent elsewhere, particularly on violent offenders.”(Sioux Falls) is just exploding with crime, and the police really should redirect their focus on the people who need to be put in cages, not nonviolent offenders for plants,” Gaddy said.
“I think all that does is it turns it into an alcohol-like, easily available drug, and we’ve got plenty of evidence that it has some addictive qualities, that it’s injurious to intellectual development, to initiative,” said Gov. Dennis Daugaard. “I just don’t see it as being good for us, and I don’t see any need to make it even more available and less difficult to have.”
The Governor notes that pot is “injurious to intellectual development, to initiative…” Ironically, there were these comments from Gaddy on facebook:
Is it me, or is he complaining about the petition circulators being unmotivated?
Or lacking initiative?
Just a coincidence, I’m sure.