In a surprising turn of events, the Idaho Democratic Party’s new platform includes support for marijuana legalization. Idaho has long been a state that has staunchly opposed legalization of any form of marijuana, according to the Idaho Press.
The platform plank includes the statements:
- We support the legalization of marijuana
- They support medical and recreational marijuana legalization
- They believe that legal marijuana tax revenues should be put toward educational funding and improving the state’s infrastructure
- They support the legalization of agricultural hemp
There was only one thing brought up for debate in the new platform plank – strengthening some of the language. The language adopted in this platform is the strongest ever adopted by the state’s democrats. Following the approval of the platform, a standing ovation was given.
This may strengthen efforts to pass some kind of marijuana law reform in Idaho.