Idaho One Step Closer to Legalizing Marijuana
A bill has been advanced by Idaho's House that would allow the use of this type of marijuana.
I'll be the first to admit, I don't know a lot about pot. I've never smoked it, I don't know what different forms it comes in, or what kind of an affect it can have. I do have experience with doctor prescribed painkillers that left me mildly physically addicted and had horrible side affects. Does marijuana have a place in our society medically speaking? This bill says in this form it does.
Oil extracted from cannabis and prescribed by a licensed practitioner would become legal under the law. According to the Idaho Statesman adults and minor children looking to use the cannabis would have to apply to the Idaho Board of Pharmacy for a cannabidiol registration card.
If passed, Idaho would join 18 other states who have already legalized the cannabis oil for medical purposes.
The debate was a hot topic back in 2015 when Governor Butch Otter vetoed the bill concerning the treatment of children with epilepsy.
So where does the bill go from here? It has to pass the senate before it heads to the Governor's desk.