Conservative Think Tank Calls For Idaho To Allow Medical Cannabis

The Idaho Freedom Foundation is your typical free-market think tank: It distrusts government on all levels, opposes taxes as well as government handouts to businesses, and thinks the state should be the next to reform its marijuana lawas.Though the state is now surrounded on nearly all sides by states in which either adult-use or medical cannabis can be legally acquired, all marijuana is illegal in Idaho. Low- or no-THC oil, the kind used by epilepsy sufferers to alleviate their seizures, would have been allowed under a law that passed the state legislature, but that measure was vetoed by Gov. Butch Otter.In a blog post published Monday, Wayne Hoffman, the group’s executive director, used typical small-government, free-market arguments to buoy his position that state lawmakers “should revisit the state’s marijuana laws.”In short: Government needs to butt out of peoples’ business and stop wasting taxpayer money on chasing after a plant—a plant that sick kids and senior citizens in...



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