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4/20 marks unofficial pot holiday

Posted at 10:32 PM, Apr 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-21 14:25:46-04
Just across the state line in Huntington, Oregon is 420Ville.  
 
The only medical and recreational marijuana dispensary within 100 miles.  It's been open for a couple of months, but on this April 20th, 420ville held it's grand opening. 
 
"We can't do much with the state of Oregon, there's no giveaways or anything so we're offering up a little barbecue. Got a little chicken pizza, pulled pork sandwiches," explained Scott Matthews of 420Ville.  Inside the shop, you can buy that leafy green  substance legally.  All you need  to do is prove you're over 21.  It doesn't matter where you're from.
 
"It certainly makes it a little easier for a guy like me to get a little buzz and come over here and get it," said a Nampa resident 6 On Your Side spoke with. 
 
Pot is of course still illegal here in the Gem State.  Idaho State Police say they did not step up patrols on the Idaho-Oregon border to catch marijuana buyers coming back to Idaho on this unofficial holiday, adding they are always vigilant about keeping illicit drugs out of the state.  But that wasn't changing one Nampa man's plans.
 
"I'm not going to smoke the entire gram today so, yeah, some of it will probably go back with me to Idaho," the Nampa man said.
 
According to the Oregon Department of Revenue, the state has collected close to $7 million in tax revenue from the sale of recreational marijuana in January and February alone.  According to the Associated Press, that exceeds expectations for the entire year.  At least some of those tax dollars coming from Idaho residents who say they'd rather see that money stay here in the Gem State. 
 
"Were letting it go to Colorado, Washington and Oregon," said the Nampa man we spoke with. "God bless these people for having it, but I would like to see a dispensary in Boise right next to Bronco Stadium quite frankly."
 
A spokeswoman for Idaho State Police says if you're caught with marijuana you could be cited for possession and even get a DUI if found to be high while behind the wheel. Marijuana is also prohibited under federal law.