HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Places » U.S. » Idaho (Group) » Idaho Senate approves con...

Thu Feb 4, 2021, 01:35 PM

Idaho Senate approves constitutional ban on legal marijuana

BOISE, Idaho (AP) Expressing firm opposition to dozens of states that have legalized marijuana in recent years, the Idaho Senate on Wednesday approved a proposed constitutional amendment that would prohibit the legalization of pot and other psychoactive drugs in the state.

The Republican-dominated Senate just barely mustered the two-thirds needed to pass the measure with a 24-11 vote.

If the House approves the legislation with the required two-thirds majority, it would go before voters to decide in 2022, where it would need a simple majority.

Republicans have super-majorities in the two chambers. Some Republican senators said they voted in favor of the amendment to simply allow voters to decide.

Read more: https://www.gazettetimes.com/news/state-and-regional/idaho-senate-approves-constitutional-ban-on-legal-marijuana/article_d7270d63-9a2d-5f00-9877-23b43210fbc6.html
(Corvallis Gazette-Times)

8 replies, 1473 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 8 replies Author Time Post
Reply Idaho Senate approves constitutional ban on legal marijuana (Original post)
TexasTowelie Feb 2021 OP
berni_mccoy Feb 2021 #1
TexasTowelie Feb 2021 #3
yonder Feb 2021 #6
tirebiter Feb 2021 #2
bdtrppr6 Feb 2021 #4
yonder Feb 2021 #5
4Q2u2 Feb 2021 #7
OldBaldy1701E Feb 2021 #8

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Feb 4, 2021, 01:38 PM

1. Note to self: stay away from Idaho.

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to berni_mccoy (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 4, 2021, 01:46 PM

3. If this bill does become law,

then it will require a two-thirds super-majority in both Houses and the governor's signature to override it in the future.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to berni_mccoy (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 4, 2021, 02:05 PM

6. Its a great place to live - if you can survive the politics.

This 3 to 4 months in the spring when the legislature is in session is always a nailbiter and I think there's more coming down the pike yet. More and more, for the last 10-15 years they've been trying to muck with the Constitution.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Feb 4, 2021, 01:44 PM

2. Will raise the price

And folks with Oregon and Washington license plates will get pulled over as much as those with California plates.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Feb 4, 2021, 01:50 PM

4. thank goddess i have no reason to ever be in Idaho

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Feb 4, 2021, 01:51 PM

5. I'm sure it'll sail through the House - more conservative yet.

If/when it does I hope the guv will veto it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Feb 4, 2021, 02:49 PM

7. Moving in what direction?

I guess the 21st Century is too scary. Need to rollback to the early 20th.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Feb 4, 2021, 03:12 PM

8. And they will get it passed

and then they will notice that all the states that stopped being stupid are amassing surpluses and getting infrastructure repaired and education advanced.

And, they won't care... until someone tells them some figures. Then , they will be climbing all over themselves to repeal it. And, when that time comes... I hope they can't do it. Then, the exodus will begin. They won't like that very much. My hometown looks like something out of a horror movie thanks to stupid rethugs lining their pockets while everything crumbles around them. The good people of Idaho won't like this. I hope they can do something about it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread