Idaho Legislature Unanimously Votes to Repeal Marijuana Possession Laws for Minors

Idaho’s Legislature has unanimously passed a proposal to repeal the state’s marijuana possession laws for minors.

Senate Bill 1013Repeals existing law relating to possession of marijuana or drug paraphernalia by a minor, the use of controlled substances, and fines”, according to its official summary. It was passed by the Senate last month with a 34 to 0 vote, and passed the House of Representatives Thursday with a 70 to 0 vote. It now goes to Governor Butch Otter for consideration.

The “cleanup” measure states:

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Idaho Legislature Approves Medical Cannabis Bill, Sends it to Governor

Idaho’sidaho full Legislature has given approval to Senate Bill 1146, a proposal to legalize cannabis extracts for the treatment of seizure disorders.

The proposal was approved with a 22 to 12 vote by the state’s Senate last month, and was given approval by the state’s House of Representatives this week with a 39 to 30 vote. The President of the Senate, and Speaker of the House, have both signed off on the bill, sending it to Governor Butch Otter for consideration.

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Idaho Senate Approves Cannabis Extract Bill

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A syringe containing cannabis oil.

Idaho’s full Senate has voted 22 to 12 to approve Senate Bill 1146 a proposal to legalize the possession and use of low-THC cannabis extracts for the treatment of epilepsy. The Senate also voted to approve the use of Epidiolex, a cannabis-based medicine from the makers of Sativex. The vote on the latter proposal, Senate Bill 1156, was unanimous.

Senate Bill 1146 would allow those with epilepsy who receive a recommendation from a physician to possess and use cannabis extracts – such as tinctures and oils – that have low amounts of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), and high amounts of CBD (cannabidiol). Unfortunately no legal method of obtaining the medicine was established.

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Bill to Allow Medical Use of Cannabis Extracts Passes Idaho Senate Committee

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Cannabis tincture.

Idaho’s Senate State Affairs Committee has approved an amended version of Senate Bill 1146, a proposal to allow for the possession and use of low-THC cannabis extracts for medical purposes.

The proposal, which is sponsored by Senator Curt McKenzie, Chairman of the Senate State Affairs Committee, was approved narrowly with a 5 to 4 vote.

Senate Bill 1146 would allow those with ailments such as cancer, Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy who receive a recommendation from a physician to use cannabis extracts that have low amounts of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).

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Medical Cannabis Bill Approved by Idaho Senate Committee

Legislation cannaoilto allow for the use of cannabis oil for the treatment of epilepsy in Idaho has been approved for introduction by the Senate State Affairs Committee. The vote was unanimous.

The proposal, which is likely to receive a public hearing in the near future, is sponsored by Senator Curt McKenzie, who is the Chairman of the Senate State Affairs Committee.

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