Idaho officials have cleared activists to begin collecting signatures for a revised initiative to legalize possession of marijuana that they hope to place before voters on the 2022 ballot. After being reviewed by the state attorney general’s office, the latest version of the measure was uploaded to the secretary of state’s website on Wednesday in final form along with official short and long ballot titles. Meanwhile, a separate campaign to legalize medical cannabis in the state is also underway, with advocates actively collecting signatures to qualify that measure for next year’s ballot. The attorney general previously outlined a number of concerns on potential legal issues with the adult-use measure and made non-binding recommendations for changes. Activists with the Idaho Citizens Coalition accepted some, but not all, of the suggestions in the latest version of the Personal Adult Marijuana Decriminalization Act (PAMDA). The legalization initiative would be fairly limited in scope compared to those that have passed in other states. It would make it so possession of up to three ounces of marijuana would be lawful on private property for adults 21 and older.
Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment, 07/29/2021 12:16:00