Activists have started collecting signatures for a new initiative that supports legalizing medical marijuana in Idaho.
If the initiative passes, qualifying patients would be permitted to possess 24-ounces of usable marijuana and would be permitted to grow up to 12 plants at home, Inlander reports. The initiative has an impressive list of qualifying conditions, including: traumatic brain injuries, PTSD, cancer and glaucoma.
Idaho Medical Marijuana Association (IMMA) secretary, Angela Osborn said, “We didn’t want to leave anything out. We didn’t want to leave a patient out; we didn’t want to leave a disease out. We want it super simple and to help as many people as possible.”
The new petition solely focuses on medical marijuana legalization. Idaho requires 6-percent of registered Idaho voters’ valid signatures for an initiative to qualify for a ballot.
Idaho’s election director Betsie Kimbrough said, “We don’t have the number of signatures yet because it needs to be based off this general election.”
On top of the required 6-percent of registered voter signatures required, those signatures must come from at least 18 different legislative districts.
IMMA has 18 months to attempt to collect enough voter support with validated signatures.