Anti-marijuana resolution approved in committee
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- The Senate State Affairs Committee approved an anti
marijuana resolution after two hours of competing public testimony on the
pros and cons of pot.
More than 150 people -- including teens sporting red "Don't let Idaho go to pot”
t-shirts packed a Capitol auditorium Wednesday to weigh in on a resolution
affirming the state's position against use of marijuana in any form. The
resolution doesn't create any new state laws.
But Boise Republican Sen. Chuck Winder says it sends an important message
urging the federal government to enforce existing laws.
Opponents including the American Civil Liberties Union and Compassionate Idaho
say the resolution adds barriers for people using marijuana for medical purposes.
But law enforcement and doctors backing the measure decried pot as a gateway
drug that dangerously impairs users.