Idaho’s Anti-Weed Crusade Continues with Proposed $420 Fine: Legislators High on Pun Power

Alright, folks, hold onto your bongs because we’ve got some breaking news from the land of potatoes and conservative politics – Idaho!

Picture this: a group of government officials sitting around a table, sipping their coffee, and brainstorming the perfect punishment for those sneaky weed enthusiasts. And what do they come up with? A whopping $420 fine for anyone caught with less than 3 ounces of cannabis.

Yep, you heard that right – $420. Cue the collective eye roll. Now, let’s break it down. This brainchild of a bill by the one and only Rep. Bruce Skaug aims to slap anyone caught with a little bit of flower, with a fine that’s as high as their hopes of keeping Idaho weed-free.

And get this – Skaug didn’t just stop at proposing the fine; he sprinkled in some weed puns for good measure – such as having “smoked out” problems in his previous bill and consulting with his assistant named “Mary Jane.” Because nothing screams “serious legislation” like a good ol’ pun, right?

But wait, there’s more! While other states are lighting up and legalizing left and right, Idaho is sticking to its guns like a stubborn child. House Bill 606 is basically Idaho’s way of saying, “Stoner? I hardly know her.”

So while our neighbors are chilling out and enjoying their legalized stash and it’s accompanied millions of dollars in taxes, Idahoans are left scratching their heads wondering why their government is stuck in the stone age.

But fear not, fellow weed enthusiasts – this isn’t the end of the story. The fate of House Bill 606 hangs in the balance as it wades through the murky waters of legislative review.

Will Idaho loosen its grip on cannabis prohibition, or will it continue to be the buzzkill of the west? Only time will tell. But until then, keep your joints rolled tight and your eyes peeled for the next chapter in Idaho’s wild weed saga.

Corbin, C. (2024, February 21). New Idaho bill would create $420 mandatory minimum fine for marijuana possession. Idaho Capital Sun.

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