Idaho's Cannabis Laws are outdated and make criminals out of non-violent, responsible (and often extremely ill) citizens.
In 2010, Boise State University conducted a survey that showed 74% of Idahoans supported Medical Marijuana. IMAGINE WHAT THAT NUMBER IS TODAY!!
The Idaho Legislature's most current efforts for Medical Marijuana was an affirmative defense law for CBD ONLY oil to give to epileptic children, but it stalled in the House Committee.
It is obvious, that our legislators ARE NOT speaking for us. So it is time to speak for ourselves. It's Time for a New Approach!
Our initiative "Idaho's New Approach to Cannabis" was first submitted to the Idaho Secretary of State on February 20th, 2015, with the final draft submitted on March 25th, 2015. It is now available for circulation.
We need valid signatures from 6% of the voting population in at least 18 of Idaho's legislative districts, or 6% of the general voting population in Idaho (47,623 signatures), which ever is greater.
(6% Statewide is greater so our goal is 50,000)
We must have all validated signatures turned in by April 30th, 2016 to put it on the ballot for the November 2016 election.
The petition is available on our website, www.LegalizeIdaho.org, with circulation instructions for volunteers to help gather signatures.
- Idaho Medical Marijuana Act, which allows for 8oz & 12 plants for qualifying patients, as well as Medical Marijuana Organizations for the dispensary of medicine to qualified patients.
- Decriminalization of small amount Marijuana possession, making 3oz or less an infraction with a civil penalty, rather than a misdemeanor, with 50% of fines going to Idaho Public Schools.
- Decriminalization of Marijuana paraphernalia, making possession of paraphernalia an infraction with a civil penalty, rather than a misdemeanor, with 50% of fines going to Idaho Public Schools, AND an exclusion to prosecution for patients who qualify under the Idaho Medical Marijuana Act.
- Idaho Industrial Hemp Act, creating a program for Idaho farmers to legally cultivate and possess industrial hemp and related products.
*We will be hosting a variety of petition rallies and events through out the state over the next 13 months. We invite everyone to keep an eye on our events page - https://www.facebook.com/NewApproachIdaho/events
and join us whenever possible!
Every event is an opportunity to sign the petition, and get involved in changing Cannabis laws in Idaho.
Our next BIG event is the Boise Global Marijuana March, on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015, starting @ 1pm.
We will meet on Capitol Blvd @ Julia Davis Park, in front of the Art Museum and Public Library and march to the Capitol Building at 4pm, with speakers on the Capitol steps at 4:20pm
We have over 700 people RSVP'd on our facebook event, so we are expecting a fairly large turn out. Learn more here - https://www.facebook.com/events/740632109305529/
Hope to see you there!
Source: New Approach Idaho