[Vision2020] Hi, Tom

Ron Force ronforce at gmail.com
Tue Jan 19 15:53:01 PST 2021

Senator wants to 'lock in' Idaho's 2020 drug laws
Posted by Betsy Jan 18, 2021 Updated 23 hrs ago

Any psychoactive drug that was illegal in Idaho in 2020 could never be
legalized, under a constitutional amendment proposed Monday by Sen. C.
Scott Grow, R-Eagle. I posted a quick item about this new proposal first
thing this morning, but now have had a chance to examine it more closely.

Saying his proposal protects the Idaho way of life, Grow told the Senate
State Affairs Committee, Neighboring states have legalized controlled
substances, to the detriment of their children, families and communities.
This constitutional amendment prevents the erosion of Idaho statutes  as
you know they can be changed each year  which currently control these

The Senate committee voted to introduce Grows proposal, clearing the way
for a full hearing, with just one no vote from Sen. Grant Burgoyne,
D-Boise. The move comes as all but one of Idahos neighbors have legalized
medical marijuana, and some have gone further, legalizing recreational use
of marijuana and lowering penalties for certain other drugs.

Grows proposal seeks to write into the Idaho Constitution the state list of
controlled substances and the limits on them, as the list existed in state
law in 2020, which Grow said he wanted to lock in. You can read my full
story here at idahopress.com (subscription required), or pick up Tuesday's
print edition of the Idaho Press.

Ron Force
Moscow Idaho USA
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