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Mon., Feb. 25, 2013, 11:55 a.m.

Senate Rejects Anti-Pot Memorial

Here’s how Idaho senators voted on SJM 101, the memorial to Congress and the U.S. Department of Justice calling for the federal government to enforce federal drug laws in all states – including those that have voted to legalize or decriminalize marijuana. The measure was defeated on a 13-21 vote; one senator, Sen. John Goedde, R-Coeur d’Alene, was absent.

  • Voting yes: Sens. Bair, Brackett, Cameron, Davis, Fulcher, Guthrie, Heider, Hill, Lakey, Lodge, Martin, Tippets and Winder.
  • Voting no: Sens. Bayer, Bock, Buckner-Webb, Durst, Hagedorn, Johnson, Keough, Lacey, McKenzie, Mortimer, Nonini, Nuxoll, Patrick, Pearce, Rice, Schmidt, Siddoway, Stennett, Thayn, Vick and Werk.

Question: It's a bit strange that anti-fed Idaho would call on the federal government to enforce drug laws rejected by other states. Am I bottom-lining this one correctly?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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