A cannabis industry advisor who sharply criticized the Sioux Falls Metropolis Council’s course of for a way they regulated medical marijuana licensing — after which obtained one of many licenses himself — is now taking a second shot at a seat on the council.
Emmett Reistroffer is the operations supervisor of Genesis Farms, which acquired one of many five medical marijuana dispensary licenses distributed by Sioux Falls, in addition to licenses in Yankton, Pierre and Aberdeen.
He turned in his nominating petitions simply minutes earlier than the 5 p.m. deadline on Feb. 25, the third candidate to leap into the race for the council’s central district seat.
It is the place he grew up, he mentioned, and he believes he might deliver a “new method of issues” to the council.
And he’s hoping for a better result than in 2014, when he got here in third place for the At-Giant A seat behind incumbent Rex Rolfing and Manny Steele.
Whereas Reistroffer might be becoming a member of a physique that features Mayor Paul TenHaken — who he called a “prohibitionist” who was “writing coverage that drug sellers will have fun when it passes” on the peak of the medical marijuana debate — he mentioned the difficulty was not what drove him to run, and that he is desirous about constructing bridges and dealing along with folks.
Reistroffer’s opponents embody incumbent Curt Soehl, who’s looking for a second term on the council, of which he was elected chair in 2021, and Jim Burzynski, an Avera pharmacist who filed his nominating petition last week.