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Marijuana, addiction, and South Dakota’s future
Episode 11229th March 2023 • Faith and Politics • Michael Pauley
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In 2022 voters rejected a measure to legalize recreational marijuana in South

Dakota. Yet in the 2023 session of the state legislature, a dozen bills were

introduced related to marijuana, and in 2024 yet another ballot measure on

marijuana is likely to come before voters. Why is this issue still so unsettled? To

answer this question, host Michael Pauley is joined by Jim Kinyon, the Chairman

of Protecting South Dakota Kids, and the Executive Director of Catholic Social

Services in Rapid City. Jim and Mike discuss the ambitions of the marijuana

industry in South Dakota, some troubling aspects of the state’s “medical

marijuana” program, and why Catholics should care deeply about the effects that

marijuana has on our society.




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