While Washingtonians find themselves bracing for the possible impact of passing Initiative 502 in November - which would legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana use for adults in our state - just across state lines, folks in Idaho are apparently also bracing for what might happen should the initiative become law.
Citing a story in the Lewiston Tribune (which is sadly only available to paying subscribers), Boise Weekly's George Prentice notes this morning that law enforcement types in the Gem State (extra credit if you knew Idaho was the Gem State) are keeping a stiff upper lip, proclaiming that whatever happens in Washington, it's unlikely Idaho will tweak its current pot laws.
From Boise Weekly:
This morning's Lewiston Tribune reports that 2nd District Judge John Stegner, who rules over cases in the community of Moscow, said he didn't "forsee any changes in the future."
"It's really rank speculation at this point," Stegner told the Tribune.
While I'm not going to subscribe to the Lewiston Tribune simply to read the full story on Idaho's border reaction to the possible legalization of marijuana in Washington, the good news is Prentice apparently is subscribed to the paper, so he's able to provide pertinent details free of charge.
Most interesting is the reaction from Nez Perce County Sheriff Dale Buttrey.
More from Boise Weekly:
"We're just keeping our fingers crossed that it doesn't pass," Nez Perce County Sheriff Dale Buttrey told the Tribune. "I think a lot more studying needs to be done.'