Group looking for lawmakers to sponsor medical marijuana bill

January 16, 2005

Associated Press, KTVB - TV

BOISE - A pro-marijuana group is looking for a sponsor for legislation that would allow Idaho doctors to prescribe medical cannabis.

Tim Teater is the state coordinator for The National Organization for the Reformation of Marijuana Laws. He wants legislation to allow doctors to give patients a prescription allowing them to grow their own medical marijuana. The idea is that users of the drug are better able to breed the plant to their specific needs.

Teater acknowledges his proposal comes with 'cultural baggage.'

But he says some conservative lawmakers are coming around to the idea, particularly those with a Libertarian bent.

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