Legislative review: Senate passes constitutional amendment prohibiting marijuana legalization – Times-News

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People hold American flags Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, outside the Capitol building in Boise. Governor Brad Little gave his State of the State address later that afternoon virtually.

State troopers patrol Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, at the Capitol building in Boise.

Senator Lee Heider (R) applauds Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, at the Capitol building in Boise.

Minority Leader Michelle Stennett (D) looks on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, at the Capitol building in Boise.

Senator Kelly Anthon (R) speaks Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, at the Capitol building in Boise.

Zac Ezzone

BOISE — Marijuana is already illegal in Idaho and some lawmakers are trying to make sure it stays that way.

On Wednesday, the Senate approved a proposed constitutional amendment that would prohibit the legalization of marijuana and all other psychoactive drugs in the state. This is different than passing a state law, as an amendment would be much harder to undo.

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