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Senator Crapo Against Legalization of Recreational Marijuana

There is much concern in our state about the legalization of marijuana, so we did some investigating of a banking bill sponsored by, Senators Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) and Cory Gardner (R-Colorado) introduced S. 1200 on April 11, 2019. This bill would make it legal for the banking industry to conduct regular business with the marijuana […]

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Is the Legalization of Marijuana a Bad Idea?

Legalization of Marijuana? This has become a serious matter in our country and it is time for Idaho to start thinking clearly about the pros and cons of making this drug available to the public both for recreational and medicinal purposes. We as a publication have been advocates of the legalization of medicinal CBD oil […]

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Op-Ed: Medical Marijuana and Ballot Initiatives

As we observe the effects of pot legalization in neighboring states, it should come as no surprise the proposed ballot initiative to legalize medical marijuana is of great concern to many Idahoans. While some are focusing on efforts to defeat the marijuana initiative, the bigger concern should be the issue of ballot initiatives of any […]

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Industrial Hemp – Good or Bad for Idaho?

The Real Problem: My good friend Tom Munds often talks about how big government has control of our lives and Mark Meckler insists emphatically that we need a constitutional convention so we can change our lives by changing the constitution. The real problem is we have a bunch of crooks running our country who do […]

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The Medical Problems with Legalizing Marijuana

One of many definitions of a “libertarian” is that they are a fiscal conservative and a social progressive. Historically libertarian political philosophy is predicated on the US Constitutional principles of reserving whenever possible political power to the people and the States as secured in our 9th and 10th Amendments in our Constitution—the so called “Federalist […]

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Ins and outs of the marijuana black market

Above: Ed Medina Jr., owner of A Better Way Medicinal Alternatives, speaks out in support of legal recreational marijuana sales and regulation in Klamath Falls at city council Monday, Aug. 6. — Published with Permission of HeraldandNews.com — Editor’s note: This is part of an ongoing series of articles regarding the upcoming ballot measure to sell […]

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PODCAST: Pros and Cons of Medical Cannabis with Dr. Michael Karlfeldt

Today, we discuss pros and cons of cannabis, both medically and legally with Dr. Michael Karlfeldt who runs a large integrative medical clinic in Meridian. Dr. Karlfeldt is a Board Certified Traditional Naturopath (CTN® ), with 20+ years of clinical experience, and offices previously in Los Angeles and Stockholm. He has been practicing in Boise, […]

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A Primer on Medicinal Cannabis – Idaho Needs More Health Freedom

The word Cannabis is the real name for marijuana: The Government has made the word marijuana into something to be shunned so for the purpose of getting off on the right track we will be using the word Cannabis in this article instead of the government’s derogatory terminology. We will also refer to the Hemp […]

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Cannabis is a Pharmacological Treasure Trove ‘Banned by Dr. Otter in Idaho’

Skeptics prevail We realize there is an enormous amount of skepticism out there on the validity of using medical marijuana, but the more research that is done, the more we have to respect the findings of the researchers. Most people don’t realize that what we call marijuana or Cannabis Sativa dates back 10,000 years and […]

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Medical Marijuana Saves Lives and Money

Legalization of medical marijuana use has been fought by Big Pharma for years because it cuts into their profits. You only have to look at the campaign contributions to state and federal legislators to see how much influence they have in decisions made by government. Recent studies show that painkiller abuse particularly opioids overdoses are lower […]

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Industrial Hemp is not Marijuana

Information Provided by Christy Zito This past week in Agricultural Affairs we heard a presentation on the beneficial uses of industrial hemp. There is a distinct difference between this crop and the plant used to achieve a recreational high. The difference is like comparing a tomato plant to a nightshade plant. They are of the […]

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The Truth about CBD Oil – Alternative Medicine Works!

Why is it that Government says “NO” to perfectly good medicine? Because Big Pharma can’t patent it? Because Allopathic Doctors don’t understand it and must follow AMA codes of conduct? Because there is no money to be made on it? Because Insurance doesn’t cover it? Because it does no harm, but the FDA won’t approve […]