Veteran marijuana activist and podcaster "Radical" Russ Belville records this cannabis news, interview, and comedy podcast live from the Treasure Valley on the border of America's Last Absolute Prohibition State—Idaho. Russ brings you a unique look at the thriving cannabis industry in Ontario, Oregon—Idaho's cannabis capital—and the fight to end Idaho's antiquated marijuana prohibition laws for medical marijuana patients and adult cannabis consumers alike. Hear from growers, researchers, businesspeople, doctors, patients, politicians, activists and more.
The reason you don’t hear from voters on the issue is because the Idaho legislature in 2013 declared marijuana shall never be legal, even for medical use, and because in 2015 the governor became the first and only to veto legalization of CBD oil for epileptic kids.
“In man it is unlikely that Δ 9-THC plasma concentrations elevated enough to produce such acute toxic effects, could be reached after ingestion of cannabis preparations.” – Dr. Gabriel Nahas, 1972 report to UNODC.
With more and smaller districts blunting the impact of partisan gerrymandering and having members work from their home districts, more responsive to local issues and fewer constituents, less imposed upon by lobbyists, less shackled to always dialing for dollars, working longer weeks and making our selection of president more fair, there’s plenty of compelling reasons to adopt the principles of proportional representation set forth by our Founding Fathers.
“Look in the safe, officer, that’s where illegal drugs would be stored. I guarantee there are no drugs in the safe. I encourage you to look in the safe.” What about the cookie jar? “Drugs would never be stored in the cookie jar. That’s only for cookies. But I can’t let you look at the cookies. Have you checked the safe?”
For half a million dollars, Idaho could have been the next medical marijuana state. Making the ballot has always been the only question, as polls have consistently shown about three-in-four Idahoans are for it.
In 2020, we’ve got the choice between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. You can pretend you can win, Rep. Amash, you can put your name on the ballot, you can even win some votes, but either Donald Trump or Joe Biden will be the president come 2021.
The irony of the “Make America Great Again” crowd representing everything about America that makes her awful is not lost on me. Why do these government-hating, conspiracy-mongering, flag-waving, God-fearing, gun-toting “Patriots” hate We the People so much?
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