Northern Idaho Police Concerned Over Marijuana Oil Sales
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Law enforcement officials in northern Idaho are worried local vape shops may be violating the state's strict anti-marijuana laws by selling oil derived from cannabis plants.
The Coeur d'Alene Press reports that the oil is a non-psychotropic extract, meaning users are unable to get high using the product. However, Post Falls Police Chief Scott Haug says the oil is illegal under Idaho law because it comes from a marijuana plant. Haug added that local and federal law enforcement agencies tend to focus on large-scale drug busts rather than address possible cannabis oil use.
Gov. C. L. "Butch" Otter vetoed legislation earlier this year that would have decriminalized cannabis extract oil while not loosening Idaho's marijuana laws. Twelve states have legalized the oil while still banning medical marijuana.