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Eye On Boise

Otter on legal marijuana: ‘Not on my watch’

Asked about legal marijuana in Idaho’s neighboring states, Gov. Butch Otter said, “I think it’s a big mistake. When the medical marijuana effort was being made, especially across the Pacific Northwest, I talked to several governors that initially had been in favor of it, and when it raised its head in Idaho, in talking with them they said, ‘Don’t do it, it’s a big mistake.’”

He said, “You’re going to create a black market and it’ll be in the hands of every schoolkid and it’ll be in the hands of every person that wants it. I have said time and time again, not on my watch.”

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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