Idaho Dispatch was at the capitol today listening in on several legislative proposals.
Upon exiting the building, we also covered the remainder of the Idaho Citizen’s Coalition event and the video below was what we were able to cover. The group is pushing the Idaho Medical Marijuana Act, a ballot initiative for medical marijuana in Idaho.
There were approximately 35 people in attendance for the event and at least one person who was in opposition to the group’s efforts.
Additionally, the group announced that they were also launching two other marijuana ballot initiatives.
One initiative would decriminalize marijuana while the other proposal would legalize marijuana.
The first initiative would allow Idahoans to possess three ounces of marijuana, grow four marijuana plants, and clear their criminal record if they fit into the first two criteria of the intiative. The intiative would not create marijuana stores in Idaho according to the organizers.
The second intiative would only legalize three ounces of marijuana. It would not expunge records and would not allow the plant to be grown in the state.
Below is an image of the sign that was posted at the event explaining all three ballot initiatives the group is involved with or will soon be pushing:
Russ Belville, a spokesman for the group and the individual seen in the video speaking at the event, mentioned that it would be a long shot to get the initiatives through, especially he says if SB 1110 is held up in court challenges.
SB 1110 was just signed into law by Governor Brad Little and requires signatures for ballot initiatives to be gathered in all 35 legislative districts instead of 18 legislative districts as was the law a few days ago.
Because Idaho Citizen’s Coalition has not filed the other two initiatives yet, they will have to follow the new law when gathering signatures.
Here is the video of Idaho Dispatch’s coverage from the capitol:
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Tags: Ballot Intiatives, Idaho Citizens Coalition, Idaho Medical Marijuana Act, Marijuana, SB 1110