Idaho medical marijuana advocates are trying again to get legislation passed to legalize medical marijuana. The Idaho Medical Marijuana Association started a petition to get the attention of lawmakers in the state. The bill, if passed, would use medical marijuana with the recommendation of a doctor.
The group’s president works with hospice patients who could benefit from medical marijuana to help relieve their pain, according to KIVI TV. The list of qualifying conditions would include chronic diseases and pain disorders, but would have to be decided by lawmakers. Within the next year, the Idaho Medical Marijuana Association hopes to get 50,000 verified signatures to move the measure forward.
Tesla Heidi Gillespie of the Idaho Medical Marijuana Association said, “For me, it’s all about the patient and transforming people’s lives to be easy. When people transform and they’re starting to die it’s hard on your body and hard on the people around them and I really feel this makes a big difference.”