Idaho Marijuana Activists Working Toward Legalization Initiative for 2020

Marijuana activists in Idaho are working to put a cannabis legalization initiative on the state ballot for the 2020 election, according to media reports. At a New Year’s Day rally at the state capitol in Boise, cannabis activists from groups including Legalize Idaho and Idaho Moms for Marijuana called for the legalization vote.

Serra Frank is a team director for Legalize Idaho, a coalition of activist groups. She told High Times that is time to reform the state’s cannabis laws.

“Currently, Idaho’s laws are based on Harry Anslinger’s lies from the 1930’s—specifically the lie that cannabis is dangerous—and as Idahoans, we are disturbed that our laws are based on lies,” Frank said. “We believe that our laws should be based on science and logic, not on racist words and fear-based lies.”

Frank said that the initiative petition is still being drafted at this time.

“Our groups will be working together in the coming year to circulate a new petition,” she said. “The details of the petition are still in the works, but it should be out in the next month or so. I know for certain there is a medical program and industrial hemp included.”

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