Idaho Citizens Coalition spokesperson Russ Belville hosts a weekly marijuana politics program on RadicalRuss.com.
Once again the Idaho Legislature is in session. The Senate has already made national news for the efforts of an ironically-named State Sen. C. Scott Grow trying to pass a constitutional amendment to forever ban medical marijuana.
Remember, medical marijuana is already illegal in Idaho. In fact, even hemp-derived CBD oil and industrial hemp itself are considered “marijuana” in Idaho. But Grow and the Legislature know that 73% of Idahoans—including 63% of Republicans, 62% of LDS Churchgoers, and 64% of Idahoans over age 65—support medical marijuana and would easily pass the Idaho Medical Marijuana Act when it makes the 2022 ballot.
This move by Sen. Grow is even more despicable knowing that his own sister-in-law is a medical marijuana patient, forced to move over the border into Oregon to treat her chronic condition, using medical cannabis legally grown by his niece.