Newsfeed : Idaho Residents Seek Medical Marijuana in Oregon

POZ - Health, Life and HIV
Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr MySpace
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join

Back to home » Newsfeed » March 2012

Most Popular Links
Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle


Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV

20 Years Ago In POZ

More News

Click here for more news

Have news about HIV? Send press releases, news tips and other announcements to


March 8, 2012

Idaho Residents Seek Medical Marijuana in Oregon

With efforts to legalize medical marijuana in Idaho at an impasse, state residents are increasingly procuring it in adjoining Oregon, the Idaho Statesman reports. The state of Oregon, which legalized medical marijuana in 1998, opened the process up to out-of-state participants in 2010. Out of the 57,386 people who have acquired cards from the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program licensing them to purchase medical marijuana in Oregon, 163 of them are Idaho residents. Others have moved from Idaho to Oregon to acquire the cards. All pot remains illegal in Idaho, with possession of 3 ounces or less a misdemeanor carrying a fine of up to $1,000 and up to a year of jail time; carrying larger quantities or growing it is a felony carrying up to $10,000 in fines and up to five years in jail. Law enforcement officials in both states expressed worry that the medical marijuana system might be abused to sell the drug for profit, noting that all 16 marijuana trafficking cases in the past six months have been from states with medical marijuana laws.

To read the Statesman article, click here.

Search: Idaho, Oregon, medical marijuana

Scroll down to comment on this story.


(will display; 2-50 characters)


(will NOT display)


(will display; optional)

Comment (500 characters left):

(Note: The POZ team reviews all comments before they are posted. Please do not include either ":" or "@" in your comment. The opinions expressed by people providing comments are theirs alone. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Smart + Strong, which is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by people providing comments.)

Comments require captcha.
Please enter this number for verification:

| Posting Rules

Show comments (1 total)

[Go to top]

Facebook Twitter Google+ MySpace YouTube Tumblr Flickr Instagram
Quick Links
Current Issue

HIV Testing
Safer Sex
Find a Date
Newly Diagnosed
HIV 101
Disclosing Your Status
Starting Treatment
Help Paying for Meds
Search for the Cure
POZ Stories
POZ Opinion
POZ Exclusives
Read the Blogs
Visit the Forums
Job Listings
Events Calendar
POZ on Twitter

Ask POZ Pharmacist

Talk to Us
Did you participate in an event for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2016?


more surveys
Contact Us
We welcome your comments!
[ about Smart + Strong | about POZ | POZ advisory board | partner links | advertising policy | advertise/contact us | site map]
© 2016 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved. Terms of use and Your privacy.
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.