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Legislation Would Prohibit Marijuana Advertising In Idaho

The bill is being fast-tracked

The Senate on Wednesday approved legislation that would prohibit commercial advertising for marijuana in Idaho, a move that could potentially stymie ballot initiatives to legalize the drug in the state.

The Senate voted 21-14 to send the bill to the House.

The bill is being fast-tracked, with a public hearing earlier in the day before a Senate panel that was held almost immediately after it was posted, giving the public little opportunity to participate.

Lawmakers noted advertising in western Idaho for marijuana across the border in Oregon, where it’s legal. Lawmakers noted that cigarette and alcohol advertising is banned in Idaho, so advertising for drugs such as marijuana, meth and heroin should also be banned.

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