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.
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.
Idaho Cannabis Coalition Opposes SB1159 Legislators are cheating Idahoans out of their constitutional right to make laws because they know medical marijuana would win BOISE, March 22, 2019 – Idaho lawmakers are once again trying to make it harder for citizens to exercise their political will through citizen initiative. Their new bill, SB1159, is an […]
http://www.idahostatesman.com/latest-news/article202641064.html Idaho’s House has advanced a bill allowing residents to use oil extracted from cannabis plants in staunchly anti-marijuana Idaho as long as the product is prescribed by a licensed practitioner. House members on Wednesday passed the measure on a 59-11 vote. It must now pass the Senate before it can head to the governor’s […]
The Evil Gay Sea Mammal of Mordor, Idaho Gov. Butch Otter In my last rant, I mentioned that today I am leaving the Shire and traveling across Middle Earth straight into the depths of Mordor, or as modern cartographers refer to it: Idaho. I’m speaking at the Boise Hempfest on Saturday, along with Seattle Hempfest’s […]
In Pot We Trust Sometimes it can be difficult to understand why our opponents are so strongly opposed to marijuana legalization. We bring up the statistics that show marijuana is safer than alcohol, and we can’t understand how they can accept so easily the dangers inherent in the most dangerous recreational drug, yet think there […]
Idaho Drug Czar, Too Chicken to Debate Live, Spews Reefer Madness Idaho’s Drug Czar, Elisha Figueroa, has penned an op-ed in the Idaho Statesman entitled “Experiment with legalized marijuana isn’t working out.” I’m writing this open letter response to Ms. Figueroa, since she is too chicken to face opposition to her reefer madness in person. Ms. […]
The Last State to Legalize Marijuana Will Be… I spoke last Saturday at the inaugural Boise Hempfest. It was good to be back in my home town and see my folks, but it is always nerve-wracking to return to Idaho (see: two Idaho trips ago when cops paid me a surprise visit at my motel […]
Idaho Needs a Decrim Initiative, Not Medical Marijuana I just returned from my trip to Idaho to speak at the inaugural Boise Hempfest. Idaho is a deep red conservative state, surrounded on all sides by marijuana reform. Oregon and Washington to the west have legal marijuana. Nevada to the southwest has medical marijuana and will […]
The Notorious Nine Prohibition States How anybody can deny the medicinal value of cannabis anymore is a complete mystery to me. It’s 2016. There are now just nine remaining states – Idaho, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, Arkansas, West Virginia, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Louisiana* – that maintain an absolute prohibition on marijuana. These nine states […]