Idaho

Mon
07
Sep

Marijuana grow operation busted in Boise County

BOISE COUNTY – Two people have been arrested and face felony charges in connection to what authorities are calling a sophisticated marijuana grow operation.

Deputies with the Boise County Sheriff's Office served a search warrant at a home last Thursday after receiving a tip about some illegal activity.

In a nearby building officers found two large tents with elaborate watering, lighting and drying systems. A large gas generator was used in one of the shops where the indoor marijuana was located.

It is estimated that more than $172,000 worth of marijuana plants were removed from the property. Those plants will be destroyed.

Wed
19
Aug

Idaho replaces mile marker 420 with 419.9 to thwart stoners

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — If you're looking for milepost 420, you won't find it in Idaho.

Idaho transportation officials say the mile marker has been replaced with 419.9 signs to curb thieves eager to own a number associated with marijuana enthusiasts.

Turns out, Idaho isn't alone in this problem. States like Washington and Colorado have also replaced 420 signs with 419.9 after consistently having to replace them after thefts by supposed sticky-fingered stoners.

Adam Rush of the Idaho Transportation Department says officials have replaced the old sign along U.S. Highway 95 with "MILE 419.9," just south of Coeur d'Alene.

Fri
07
Aug

N. Idaho police concerned over marijuana oil sales

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -- Law enforcement officials in northern Idaho are worried local vape shops may be violating the state's strict anti-marijuana laws by selling oil derived from cannabis plants.

The Coeur d'Alene Press reports that the oil is a non-psychotropic extract, meaning users are unable to get high using the product.

However, Post Falls Police Chief Scott Haug says the oil is illegal under Idaho law because it comes from a marijuana plant.

Haug added that local and federal law enforcement agencies tend to focus on large-scale drug busts rather than address possible cannabis oil use.

Gov. C. L. "Butch" Otter vetoed legislation earlier this year that would have decriminalized cannabis extract oil while not loosening Idaho's marijuana laws.

Fri
15
May

‘We want to make Kentucky synonymous with hemp like Idaho with potatoes,’ ag chief says

The latest hemp update from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture came at a tobacco warehouse where a packed house included former and current tobacco growers. But the irony was lost on no one.

Among those reporting was Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, who told those gathered at the G.F. Vaughan Tobacco Warehouse #23 in Lexington, “We want to make Kentucky synonymous with hemp like Idaho with potatoes.”

Speaker after speaker sang the praises of the crop that is entering season two of research production, including Derek Vaughan, CEO of Vaughan Tobacco.

“You may not believe this, but you’re standing in the heart of hemp country today. No one else is doing what Kentucky is doing.”
— Andy Graves, Atalo Holdings

Fri
15
May

Police prepare for Oregon marijuana law to take effect

As people in Oregon will be able to legally possess up to 1 ounce of pot, law enforcement officers in Oregon and Idaho are preparing for the change - and the influx of people they say will be crossing state lines to get high.(Photo: Mary Kienzle/KTVB)

ONTARIO, Ore. - Oregon's marijuana law is set to take effect on July 1, allowing for recreational sales and use of the drug for people 21 and older.

Now, as people in Oregon will be able to legally possess up to 1 ounce of pot, law enforcement officers in Oregon and Idaho are preparing for the change - and the influx of people they say will be crossing state lines to get high.

Ontario Police Chief Mark Alexander says legalizing recreational marijuana will have a big effect on the community he serves.

Mon
04
May

People march to legalize marijuana, opponents unmoved

BOISE, Idaho -- Saturday afternoon, a large group of people marched through downtown Boise. They were spreading around a petition that would legalize marijuana. They say it would only help the state. State leaders say it would only hurt.

A group called 'New Approach Idaho,' along with other supporters, marched and rallied for the legalization of cannabis, marijuana, and hemp in Idaho.

Serra Frank is the President of New Approach Idaho. "There are children all over the state of Idaho who need this as medicine, or at least need the opportunity to try this as medicine, and they don't have time to wait."

Wed
15
Apr

To the Bitter End: The 9 States Where Marijuana Will Be Legalized Last

We know the end is coming, but pot prohibition is going to have to be undone state by state. Here are the ones least likely to jump on the bandwagon.

Marijuana prohibition in the US is dying, but it isn't going to vanish in one fell swoop. Even if Congress were to repeal federal pot prohibition, state laws criminalizing the plant and its users would still be in effect—at least in some states.

And it's probably a pretty safe bet that Congress isn’t going to act until a good number of states, maybe more than half, have already legalized it. That process is already underway and is likely to gather real momentum by the time election day 2016 is over.

Sun
01
Mar

Parents of girl with rare disease want Idaho to OK marijuana oil

Idaho’s stringent marijuana laws do not allow for medicinal use. The family of a girl with a rare form of epilepsy began lobbying lawmakers to decriminalize the oil almost two years ago. Now, they’ve got some legislative backers and an upcoming hearing.

BOISE, Idaho — Ten-year-old Alexis Carey has a rare but intractable form of epilepsy, Dravet Syndrome. The genetic disease causes severe and multiple seizures, which often leave parents guessing if the terror of watching their child seize up will pass or turn fatal.

Her Boise, Idaho, family learned that oil extracted from marijuana had helped other children and wanted to see if it would help Alexis, too.

Sun
01
Mar

Young girl's story may lead to Idaho approving marijuana oil

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Ten-year-old Alexis Carey has a rare but intractable form of epilepsy, Dravet Syndrome. The genetic disease causes severe and multiple seizures, which often leave parents guessing if the terror of watching their child seize up will pass or turn fatal.

Her Boise, Idaho, family learned that oil extracted from marijuana had helped other children and wanted to see if it would help Alexis too.

“Parent to parent, when you’re in a small community and 10 people that you know are all having success, that’s no longer anecdotal,” Clare Carey, her mother, said. “That’s hope.”

Sun
01
Mar

Idaho may follow Virginia to approve marijuana oil

BOISE, Idaho

Ten-year-old Alexis Carey has a rare but intractable form of epilepsy, Dravet Syndrome. The genetic disease causes severe and multiple seizures, which often leave parents guessing if the terror of watching their child seize up will pass or turn fatal.

Her Boise, Idaho, family learned that oil extracted from marijuana had helped other children and wanted to see if it would help Alexis too.

"Parent to parent, when you're in a small community and 10 people that you know are all having success, that's no longer anecdotal," Clare Carey, her mother, said. "That's hope."

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