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BOISE, Idaho (AP) _ A northern Idaho lawmaker has introduced a
bill to legalize medical marijuana in the state.
Republican Rep. Tom Trail of Moscow earlier this week sponsored
the Idaho Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act to establish a
system for patients to legally obtain and use marijuana.
Trail says it's time for lawmakers to help reduce the suffering
of seriously ill citizens.
If passed, patients would need a certificate from a doctor to
get medical marijuana. Patients or their caregivers would also have
to register with the state before they could obtain marijuana.
Only treatment centers licensed by the state would be allowed to
sell medical marijuana, and patients would be limited to 2 ounces
in a 28-day period.