Idaho Marijuana Activists Revise Legalization Ballot Initiative Following Attorney General Review

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Idaho marijuana activists have submitted revised text for a ballot initiative to legalize marijuana in the state following a review by the state attorney general. Meanwhile, a separate campaign to legalize medical cannabis in the state is also underway, with advocates actively collecting signatures to qualify that measure for the 2022 ballot. The adult-use initiative would be fairly limited in scope. It would make it so possession of up to three ounces of marijuana would be lawful on private property for adults 21 and older. Home cultivation would be prohibited, however, and there would be no legal and licensed system of cannabis retailers. Possession outside of a private residence would generally remain criminalized, though the measure specifies that “transporting a personal amount of marijuana from a jurisdiction where the marijuana was legally purchased” would be legal. That’s crucial because adults would be able to travel to dispensaries in neighboring states such as Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Washington and bring marijuana back home with them. After an initial version of the measure was filed last month, the state attorney general’s office sent a letter to the secretary of state outlining various concerns on potential legal issues and making non-binding recommendations for changes. Activists with the Idaho Citizens Coalition have now accepted some, but not all, of the suggestions in a new version of the Personal Adult Marijuana Decriminalization Act (PAMDA) that they filed filed on Friday. We have received our decriminalization initiative back from the Secretary of State's office. We will be reviewing it this evening and posting details for you tonight. — Idaho Citizens Coalition for Cannabis (@IdahoCann) July 1, 2021 “We didn’t have to take any of the suggestions—but some of them were really good suggestions and we did make those changes,” Russ Belville, a longtime reform advocate who is…

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