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Daily News: Yes To Medical Marijuana

Idaho patients coping with chronic pain should be able to choose how best to manage their condition. If that choice is marijuana, they should be allowed to legally obtain and use it. Rep. Tom Trail, R-Moscow, recently announced plans to introduce medical marijuana legislation during next year's session, provided he's re-elected to an eighth term in November. We applaud Trail's efforts, but doubt any bill promoting the legitimate medical use of marijuana will go far in a statehouse dominated by regressive leaders who'd rather challenge the federal government's authority to reform health care than enhance the medical options for the state's patients. That's a shame, especially when you consider the potentially dangerous alternatives Idahoans have in trying to control their pain/Doug Bauer, Moscow-Pullman Daily News. More here.

Question: Is the Idaho Legislature Libertarian enough to support medical marijuana?



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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