At the close of today's informational hearing on HB 19, the medical marijuana bill, Rep. Tom Trail, R-Moscow, the bill's sponsor, said, "Medical marijuana is a controversial issue, but we felt if we could get some dialogue and discussion started at the state level, we'd like to." He said 300 to 500 Idaho families have moved to Oregon because critically ill members of their families couldn't get medical marijuana in Idaho. "This is an issue that'll be with us for some time to come," Trail said. "Many thanks for your understanding and listening. Again, this issue will be before us as we move ahead."