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Marijuana Measures Move On

At the end of a long hearing in the Capitol auditorium, the Senate State Affairs committee voted to move forward with two anti-marijuana measures. More than 150 people — including teens sporting red “Don't let Idaho go to pot'' t-shirts — packed a Capitol auditorium Wednesday to weigh in on a resolution affirming the state's position against use of marijuana in any form. The resolution doesn't create any new state laws.  But Boise Republican Sen. Chuck Winder says it sends an important message urging the federal government to enforce existing laws.  Opponents … say the resolution adds barriers for people using marijuana for medical purposes.  But law enforcement and doctors backing the measure decried pot as a gateway drug that dangerously impairs users/Kestrel West Morning Memo. Full story here.

Question: Why do/don't you support Sen. Winder's resolution?


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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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