Nez Perce Sheriff Keeping Fingers Crossed Washington Pot Referendum Doesn't Pass


With more than a few border communities in Idaho keeping a close eye on Washington state's upcoming vote on the legalization of marijuana, Gem State law enforcement insist that Idaho won't bend on its pot regulations.

This morning's Lewiston Tribune reports that 2nd District Judge John Stegner, who rules over cases in the community of Moscow, said he didn't "forsee any changes in the future."

"It's really rank speculation at this point," Stegner told the Tribune.

Additionally, Moscow Police Chief David Duke said his officers average two to three contacts a day involving marijuana possession or use, but most result in a citation and not an arrest.

And at least one lawman is hoping for a "no" vote in the Washington referendum.

"We're just keeping our fingers crossed that it doesn't pass," Nez Perce County Sheriff Dale Buttrey told the Tribune. "I think a lot more studying needs to be done.'