It never ceases to amaze how quickly people in our country will work to help people that are suffering. Sometimes people and organizations are willing to change their opinions on previous debated issues when the potential for benefit is great.
This is exactly the case in Idaho where one of the “reddest” states in the union went against their conservative nature. I believe we all, especially those with views different from the largely Republican citizens of Idaho, can applaud the state of Idaho and their efforts to reach out to those in need.
The Idaho Senate passed Senate Bill 1146 by a 22-12 majority. This bill legalizes the use of cannabidiol products made from medical marijuana oil. Patients with a prescription from a “physician licensed under chapter 18, title 54” would be allowed to use CBD oil from marijuana. We encourage you to do your own research about the bill and what it permits.
The supporters of the bill were a bipartisan group with all seven Democrats in the Idaho Senate voting in favor of bill 1146. The majority of the Republicans in the Senate (15) voted in favor of the bill, while the other twelve Republicans made up 100% of the opposition.
Does this mean Idaho supports marijuana?
Senate Bill 1146 was sponsored by Senate Republican Curt McKenzie, and he was clear to point out that this bill was all about cannabidiol and not marijuana or THC.
“Even within very recent history, the divide over cannabis variants being allowed for medicinal purposes has clearly been partisan.” James Hinton, IVN Independent Author
I wonder how many more states are going to vote in favor of cannabidiol oil from marijuana now that water soluble CBD technology from hemp is available in all 50 states. If you know someone waiting for marijuana CBD legislation to pass in their state, tell them about all natural & water soluble BioCBD™ technology and that they can purchase it today. After all, why wait?
State’s like Montana, which passed medical marijuana legislation is 2004, have failed to implement those policies in over a decade. Such is the case with Idaho’s new bill as it fails to include any provisions for access to cannabidiol oil.