HAILEY, Idaho - Officials in this central Idaho town say they plan to continue with a lawsuit against the city concerning three pro-marijuana initiatives despite voters approving the initiatives for the second time in last week's election. Hailey Mayor Rick Davis, City Councilman Don Keirn and police Chief Jeff Gunter sued the city in 5th District Court earlier in May over the three initiatives to get a judgment the city can use as its guide for dealing with the initiatives first approved last November.

That plan is still in place following the vote last week that again approved an initiative to legalize medical use of marijuana, legalize industrial use of hemp, and make enforcement of marijuana laws the lowest police priority. The city leaders say the lawsuit is necessary because the Idaho attorney general's office says state law criminalizing pot in all forms can't be overridden by a municipal ordinance.

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