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Wed., March 19, 2014, 8:51 a.m.

Local Pauler Challenges Labrador

Republican Sean Blackwell is running for Congress, and his primary issue is hemp. The 25-year-old Lake City High School graduate said Idaho should be producing a lot of hemp and using it in manufacturing of food, medicine and fuels. Many housing materials can be manufactured with hemp, he said. "Idaho is so perfect to grow hemp," he said. "This is an industrial product that will bring endless opportunities." Once the state grows hemp on an industrial scale it will create thousands of jobs, he said. Blackwell backed former Texas Congressman Ron Paul in the last presidential election. Blackwell said his political philosophy is similar to Paul's/David Cole, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: Do you think Idaho is "perfect to grow hemp"?

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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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