The statement was made by the Republican state representative while arguing in favor of an anti-marijuana resolution that passed Idaho’s House of Representatives today by a vote of 63-7. The resolution isn’t legally binding, and will have no effect on the laws of Idaho state: It simply makes a ridiculous declaration that Idaho lawmakers are behind the times and firmly oppose legalization, a policy that would bring their state jobs, tax revenue and a decrease in crime. The Senate passed the resolution last month.
Malek’s statement came as a response to Democrat Shirley Ringo, who argued that the resolution sends a negative message to those with terminal illnesses who use marijuana for medical reasons.
Proponents of medical marijuana, especially those who benefit from it, and especially those who live in Idaho, should contact Representative Malek and let him know just how ridiculous and wrong his statement is: He can be contact through the address and numbers below:
721 N. 8th St., Coeur d’Alene, 83814
Home (208) 661-3881
Bus (208) 661-3881
You can find a number of scientific studies to cite, showing some of marijuana’s medical value, by clicking here.
Idaho residents should also contact their district’s legislators, which they can find by clicking here, letting them know how disappointed they are with their decision to pass this resolution. Idahoans should also consider contacting their state’s governor, urging him to veto the bill.
Source: The Joint Blog