Keep Idaho From Going To Pot
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About the event
Idaho stands as the only state in the nation that does not allow any type of legal use of Cannabis and we also have not decriminalized the possession of Cannabis products either. What this has led to is and increase in preasure to legalize here in Idaho. Also states around Idaho are now acting as a conduit of illegal drugs into Idaho from their states.
Presenter - Monte Stiles:
Monte Stiles served his entire professional legal career of 29 years as a state and federal prosecutor. For 24 years, Monte was an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Idaho where he supervised the Organized Crime/Drug Enforcement Task Force – a group of agents and prosecutors who investigated and prosecuted high-level drug trafficking organizations which included Los Angeles street gangs, methamphetamine manufacturers, marijuana growers on public lands, and multi-national drug cartels. During a decade-long investigation of international drug smuggling and money laundering, Monte worked closely with foreign, federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies in the pursuit of evidence and witnesses in Hong Kong, Thailand, Fiji, Australia, Canada, and various locations in Europe. Because of the nature of his caseload, Monte was also a sworn Special Deputy United States Marshall for most of his career.
In 1995, Monte served as Special Counsel to the Director of the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys in Washington D.C. where his primary assignments involved domestic terrorism, violent crime, juvenile justice, and narcotics.
During his law enforcement career, Monte was also a passionate drug educator and motivational speaker for schools, businesses, churches, law enforcement agencies, prevention groups, and other youth and parent organizations. One of his proudest personal and career achievements was the organization and implementation of the statewide "Enough is Enough” anti-drug campaign which produced community coalitions in every area of Idaho.
In 2011, after realizing that decades of experience provided him with a unique opportunity to prevent much of the pain inflicted upon children, families, and communities because of substance abuse, Monte left government service in order to devote all of his time to teaching. He is now a frequent keynote speaker and trainer at national, regional, and state conferences relating to drug policy, law enforcement, youth leadership, drug prevention, corporate training, and maintaining safe communities. He is particularly focused on national policies that impact youth substance abuse. His two most-requested keynote addresses are entitled “Rediscovering Joy” and “Why Education Works.” Both are designed to provide powerful and unique messages of hope and inspiration.