The Idaho Cannabis Coalition has submitted its initiative petition for medical marijuana legalization. It requires the approval from the Secretary of State and Attorney General. Once approved, the group will have to obtain at least 55,000 valid signatures to get medical marijuana added to November 2020 ballots.
The group would have until April 30, 2020 to obtain its required number of signatures, according to KTVB 7 News. Idaho Cannabis Coalition hopes to bring the state in line with its neighboring states when it comes to medical marijuana. Recreational marijuana will be waiting for some time as supporters of marijuana law reform prefer to try medical marijuana legalization first.
Russ Belville, spokesman for the Idaho Cannabis Coalition, said, “We feel it is long past time for the people of Idaho to get on board with the rest of the United States. Our medical marijuana initiative will protect patients and their caregivers from law enforcement prosecution from the safe and effective use of cannabis.”
It isn’t known when the initiative petition application will be approved or denied.