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Malloy: Is Idaho going to pot? No

Chuck Malloy, columnist for Idaho Business Weekly, comments:

Pro-marijuana advocates in Idaho must have been celebrating with plates of grandma’s cannabis cookies on election night when Nevada became the third bordering state to legalize the drug for recreational, as well as medical, purposes.

A spiked cookie or two, no doubt, may have added to the joy – or eased the pain – of Donald Trump’s victory.

Nevada joined Washington and Oregon in making marijuana consumption as socially acceptable as drinking light beer. Other surrounding states make exceptions for medical purposes, which turns up the heat on Idaho to follow suit. So, one may ask, why can’t we have the drug legal in Idaho? Or, as a teenager might say, “My friends are going to this all-night party, where the parents are gone and alcohol will be served, so why can’t I go?”

To Elisha Figueroa, the administrator of the Governor’s Office of Drug Policy, the kids who make outrageous requests and marijuana advocates deserve the same response.

The answer is no. Do you want to take it to her boss, Gov. Butch Otter? The answer is still no. More here.

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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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