Bringing Oregon Weed To Boise? The Punishment Is Alarming
"Everyone's doing it."
"It's just across the border."
"We can be there in an hour."
If you live in or around Boise, you've heard one of the above at least once. Someone wants to drive over the border to Oregon to purchase some marijuana, bring it back, and enjoy it in the comfort of your own home. No big deal, right?
Well, regardless of your opinion on if you should be allowed to smoke down in your home as an adult, the use of cannabis is still illegal in Idaho. And not "Slap on the wrist" illegal, more like "Kiss your life goodbye" illegal.
As of this writing, you cannot own, smoke, distribute, grow, or really do anything at all having to do with marijuana in the state of Idaho. Even the smallest offense could land you serious jail time.
If you're caught with 3 oz or less of cannabis, that's a misdemeanor that'll land you a fine of up to $1,000, as well as up to a year behind bars.
That's right. If you're caught with weed in Boise, you could be incarcerated for up to an entire year.
Doesn't sound like such a quick drive now, does it?
Perhaps one day we'll live in an Idaho where we're at liberty to spark up a doobie just like we'd crack open a beer. However, until that day comes, may we recommend you don't break the law? We really, really don't want to see you behind bars for up to 365 days. You'd miss BMF next year, and that would be sad.
Here's a closer look at some of the "options" across the border...
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