“This was a very difficult vote for me. I knew I would have people that vastly disagreed with me no matter how I voted.”
Tag: HJR 4
It would seem that Idaho Citizens Coalition’s talking points made it to the minds of some of the Republican legislators who voted “no.” A few of them were even echoed by the legislators in the debate.
Rep. Mike Kinglsey’s statements in opposition to HJR 4 deserve a round of applause.
In a 42–28 vote, the Idaho House failed to garner the two-thirds majority necessary to forward constitutional amendment HJR 4 to the Senate for consideration.
HJR 4, the proposed constitutional amendment by Sen. C. Scott Grow, is being prepared for a vote this week in the legislature.
Proposed Idaho Constitutional Amendment (HJR 4) would kill medical marijuana initiatives, endanger Right to Try Law.
Another report on the HJR 4 hearing, noting that opponents were full of ex-law enforcement, while quoting an opponent who said, “Using the [Idaho Constitution] for drug policy is wrong. It will not stop drug addiction in any way and all of the issues that come with it.” The proposed amendment needs support from two-thirds […]
“Well-meaning people may vote yes on both, not knowing that their second yes just canceled their first yes,” he said.
While supporters of the bill outnumbered opponents more than 2-to-1, the falsehoods repeated by supporters about marijuana and its legalization in the West were wholly unmatched.
The following is our live tweet thread from the hearing in House State Affairs Committee this morning on HJR 4.
Sen. Grow has made it very clear that Idaho must pass this constitutional drug prohibition to protect this state from the threat of that four-syllable word that begins with the letter “M”—MAJORITY.
The House State Affairs Committee this morning at 9am will be hearing and voting on Sen. C. Scott Grow’s HJR 4.