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Tue., March 5, 2013, 8:13 a.m.

Trib: Much Ado About Pot

Marijuana will never be legal in the state of Idaho. Not ever. So confident of that assertion was Sen. Chuck Winder, R-Boise, and 28 of his colleagues that they put it in a resolution and then passed it. Five Democrats, including Moscow's Dan Schmidt, voted no. "There is an effort nationally going on to legalize marijuana, not only for medical purposes, but for recreational purposes, and Idaho is one of those targeted states," Winder asserted. "Suddenly we're supposed to say, well, everybody's doing it so it must be OK, and we're supposed to ignore some of the other problems, like increased mental illness problems, both temporary and long-term," added Sen. Jim Rice, R-Caldwell. Didn't their mothers warn them about absolutes?/Marty Trillhaase, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

Question: Is it prudent to make a stand against pot in Idaho, even though the chances of it becoming legal here are slim & none?

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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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