- Associated Press - Sunday, March 6, 2016

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho group seeking to decriminalize small amounts of recreational marijuana and legalize medical marijuana has withdrawn its ballot initiative for the November election.

KIVI-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1RttzBE ) that New Approach Idaho, Inc. withdrew its initiative shortly after receiving a Feb. 19 letter from the American Academy of Pediatrics criticizing the petition.

The pediatric organization wrote they never endorsed access to medical marijuana. The group’s petition mischaracterizes AAP’s policy statement.

The organization also opposes the legalization of marijuana because it could potentially harm children.

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Information from: KIVI-TV, http://www.scrippsmedia.com/kivitv

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