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  1. Ron Strider

    Business Owner, Idaho Town Clash Over Pot Extract's Legality

    A small-business owner with high hopes of selling oil extracted from cannabis plants in staunchly anti-marijuana Idaho has found himself lost in the weeds with local officials who say such products might be illegal in the state. Michael Larsen applied for a building permit in February with...
  2. Ron Strider

    Idaho Is Surrounded By States That Eased Marijuana Laws. Will We Join Them

    Last fall, Nevada legalized recreational marijuana, becoming the third state bordering Idaho to do so and opening the possibility that pot will soon be sold legally a short drive from Twin Falls. So far, Idaho has stood fast against the trend of liberalizing marijuana laws sweeping...
  3. Ron Strider

    Marijuana In Idaho: A Timeline

    1915: Utah makes marijuana illegal. It's the second state in the nation (California was first) and the first one bordering Idaho to do so. 1923: Nevada, Oregon and Washington pass laws making marijuana illegal. 1927: Idaho passes a law making marijuana illegal. Nebraska, Kansas and...
  4. Ron Strider

    First Public Hemp Building In The U.S. Opens In Idaho

    It began when 26-year-old Mattie Mead discovered that hemp could be used as a building material his senior year of college. "I looked to natural materials to create more insulating, more efficient, and less energy intensive homes," Mead said. "And through that study Hempcrete stood out to me...
  5. Ron Strider

    First Public Hemp Building In U.S. To Open In Idaho

    Ketchum-based non-profit Idaho Basecamp, a leading resource for outdoor adventure education, announces the grand opening of its Borah Basin Building, named and underwritten by the Elaine P. Wynn and Family Foundation. The wilderness retreat facility, located outside of Sun Valley Idaho, is...
  6. Ron Strider

    ID: Promise Of CBD Oil Proven Again

    A study proves once again the promise of CBD's medical benefits, which still aren't available in Idaho. A study published days ago in the New England Journal of Medicine finds that a cannabis extract can dramatically cut–and even potentially eliminate–epileptic seizures in those who suffer...
  7. Ron Strider

    Marijuana-Based Drug Shows Promise; Could Impact Idaho Policy

    A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine finds children with severe epilepsy who suffer from seizures are being helped by a drug derived from marijuana. Findings stemming from the research trial could have impacts on Idaho policy. The kids participating in the study include...
  8. Ron Strider

    Idaho Marijuana Laws Discussed At Forum

    Should marijuana be legal in Idaho? And if so, should it be recreational? Those were the questions discussed at a special panel discussion in Boise. The discussion starts with a thumbs up from the Chamber of Commerce of Huntington, Oregon where pot is legal. "Having a booming town instead of...
  9. Ron Strider

    New Shop Plans To Sell CBD Oil In Garden City. Will Idaho Marijuana Laws Allow It?

    To Michael Larsen and John Chaves, the cannabidiol oil products they plan to sell at Welcomed Science in Garden City offer a legal remedy for pain, anxiety and inflammation. But because the product, known as CBD oil, is derived from marijuana plants, the store likely will prompt law...
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    ID: Time To Decriminalize Medical Cannabis

    It's time to decriminalize medical cannabis in Idaho. Seventy-five percent of Idahoans want cannabis decriminalized. Many members of the Legislature favor decriminalization. But our leaders are paralyzed by fear of "looking soft on drugs" or are owned by pharmaceutical lobbyists. Cannabis is...
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    Idaho Must Rethink Cannabis

    Idaho lawmakers should revisit the state's marijuana laws. Idaho is already surrounded by states that allow cannabis use in one form or other. Nevada voters agreed Tuesday to authorize the possession and sale of recreational marijuana, with the new law taking effect January 1. It joins Oregon...
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    Guess Who Wants To Talk About Changing Idaho's Marijuana Laws?

    Idaho Freedom Foundation Executive Director Wayne Hoffman wrote Monday that Idaho lawmakers should revisit the state's marijuana laws. Hoffman's column comes days after Nevada voters agreed to authorize the possession and sale of recreational marijuana, with the new law taking effect Jan. 1...
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    Idaho's Budding Marijuana Crisis

    Tuesday's election was a major milestone for marijuana legislation. California, Massachusetts, and Nevada legalized the use of recreational marijuana. But legal weed is not hard to find for an Idaho resident. In fact, it's just a short drive across the border. Huntington, Oregon is about an...
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    Legal Marijuana Sits Close By Most Of Idaho's Borders

    Boise - As of Tuesday, Idaho shares 77 percent of its border with pot-friendly states, making it an island of abstinence on the legal weed frontier. The Spokesman-Review reports that with new laws to be enacted in Nevada and Montana and including British Columbia, where medical pot is legal...
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    Idaho Pot Activists Launch New Campaign For Medical Marijuana

    A new initiative petition seeking to reform Idaho's stringent marijuana laws has hit the streets. Earlier this month, the Idaho Secretary of State's Office approved a petition that, if passed into law, would create a medical marijuana program in the Gem State. Current Idaho law takes a...
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    Idaho Pot Activists Launch New Campaign For Medical Marijuana

    A new initiative petition seeking to reform Idaho's stringent marijuana laws has hit the streets. Earlier this month, the Idaho Secretary of State's Office approved a petition that, if passed into law, would create a medical marijuana program in the Gem State. Current Idaho law takes a...
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    Marijuana Coming Close To Idaho

    Though legal marijuana isn't coming to Idaho anytime soon, legal marijuana is getting closer to the state. The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reports that the newest Whitman County marijuana store allowed by the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board plans to set up shop less than one mile...
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    Seeds Of Change?

    On one side of an imaginary line, adults are mostly free to possess and consume cannabis. But on the other side, the same activities can result in arrest, court dates and a criminal record. Idaho is one of the most anti-marijuana states in the western U.S. It has no medical marijuana law and...
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    Seeds Of Change?

    On one side of an imaginary line, adults are mostly free to possess and consume cannabis. But on the other side, the same activities can result in arrest, court dates and a criminal record. Idaho is one of the most anti-marijuana states in the western U.S. It has no medical marijuana law and...
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    Idaho Medical Marijuana Initiative 2016: Where State Stands On Legalizing Weed

    More than half Idaho residents are against the legalization of marijuana, according to a poll conducted by Idaho Politics Weekly. A group of 605 were surveyed by pollsters Dan Jones and Associations in January showed that 53% were strongly opposed, in contrast to 17% that strongly supported and...