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H 649 - Amends Drug Use Laws - Idaho Key Vote

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Title: Amends Drug Use Laws

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

A vote to pass a bill that amends the laws to provide amnesty for those seeking medical treatment for drug-related overdoses.

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  • Prohibits the prosecution for possession of an individual who seeks medical assistance for any person experiencing a drug-related medical emergency (Sec. 1).

  • Prohibits the prosecution for possession of a controlled substance of an individual who is experiencing a drug-related medical emergency and seeks medical assistance (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that these protections only apply if the evidence for the charge of possession or being under the influence of a controlled substance was obtained as a result of the person seeking medical assistance (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that these protections are not grounds for suppression of evidence in other criminal charges (Sec. 1).

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