Local Legislator Fighting Attempts to Legalize Marijuana in Idaho

The Republican is introducing a resolution seeking enforcement of federal drug laws


A Republican state senator has introduced legislation to oppose legalizing marijuana in Idaho, a move that could put the kibosh on local efforts pushing for the state to follow Washington and Colorado.

Sen. Chuck Winder, R-Boise, brought forward two pieces of legislation that were scheduled to be heard before the Senate State Affairs Committee today, Feb. 20, at 8 a.m.  Public testimony will be taken, though testimony may be limited to three minutes per person depending on the number of people who sign up to testify.

h/t Ross Albers

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  1. So Sen. Winder thinks it’s a good idea to keep us paying $40 Billion/year for a prohibition that DOESN’T stop people using marijuana? That might be chump change to him but to some of us that’s big money!

    Marijuana is significantly milder, safer and less addictive than alcohol, and we could prevent a lot of the harm that alcohol causes by letting people choose marijuana instead of alcohol. But I guess Sen. Winder doesn’t care about reducing harm in society. We need to put the safety of our children FIRST and legalize marijuana like wine!

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