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Sat Jan 30, 2021, 08:43 AM

Anti-drug constitutional amendment clears Senate panel on party-line vote

BOISE — The Senate State Affairs Committee voted 6-2 along party lines Friday to approve SJR 101, an anti-drug constitutional amendment that would “lock in” Idaho’s current drug laws and forbid legalizing any additional psychoactive drugs in the future.

“This is an effort to keep Idaho Idaho,” Sen. C. Scott Grow, R-Eagle, the lead sponsor of the measure, told the committee.

He said other states that have legalized drugs have brought about a “change in culture,” saying, “We don’t need to look far to see the evidence of this culture change. States around us … have not preserved their cultures. They were once where we are now.”

“Many of them are moving to Idaho because of the culture we maintain here,” Grow said.

Read more: https://www.postregister.com/news/local/anti-drug-constitutional-amendment-clears-senate-panel-on-party-line-vote/article_e9d61563-2501-500e-ba56-ac8081666e8f.html
(Idaho Falls Post Register)

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