Medical Marijuana in Idaho
The State of Idaho is one of the twelve remaining states that has no form of legalized medicinal cannabis access for its citizens. Under current Idaho law, an individual charged with possession of up to an ounce of marijuana faces a year in jail and/or up to a $1,000 fine. These outdated laws hit minority communities the hardest as the ACLU reported that African American residents are 3.9 times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than Idaho’s white population.
Fortunately, the recent Supreme Court of Idaho ruling created an opening for local cannabis policy reform to make its way onto the ballot in 2022. Earlier this year, lawmakers in Idaho established a law that would have required petitioners to collect signatures from at least 6% of registered voters in every legislative district in the state – which is 35 total districts! The Justices overruled this law and reinstated prior rules (which only requires 6% of voters in only 18 districts).
Kind Idaho, along with numerous local advocates, are collecting signatures here to put a medical cannabis initiative on the ballot.
Upcoming Applications for Medical Marijuana Business License
In the near future, there will be an open application process for Medical Marijuana Business Licenses in Idaho. Now is the time to get started with your comprehensive and strategic business plan. Contact one of our consultants today!