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Pot Law Concerns Palouse Cops

The college towns of Pullman and Moscow may only be separated by an eight-mile stretch of highway. But the divide between their states’ marijuana policies is becoming much wider. Today adult recreational marijuana use became legal in Washington, while it remains illegal in Idaho. Law enforcement officers worry it will lead to more marijuana crossing state lines in areas like the Palouse, where about 33,000 college students live. Transporting marijuana across state lines is a federal felony, but it’s unclear how – or if – the federal ban will be enforced. “If it’s legal eight miles away … and it’s not legal here, one would only expect one would be bringing it to Idaho,” said Lt. Brannon Jordan of the Latah County Sheriff’s Office/Kaitlin Gillespie, Murrow News Service. More here.

Question: How do you think the new Washington pot law in effect today will play at the University of Idaho?


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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