Idaho’s medical marijuana policy remains stagnant


Last update: August 15, 2016


The legislative session has ended for 2016 without a single bill introduced that would have improved Idaho’s marijuana policies. Last year, the Idaho Legislature approved S1146, a bill that would have protected some seriously ill Idahoans from being convicted for possessing medical marijuana oils with very low amounts of THC. Sadly, Gov. Butch Otter vetoed the bill.

Please write your state lawmakers in support of a comprehensive medical cannabis bill. If you are a medical professional or a patient who might benefit from medical marijuana, we would like to hear from you. Additionally, if you are a law enforcement official, member of the bar, clergy member, or local official who supports this issue, please email [email protected] to see how you can be of special help. Please include your address or nine-digit zip code so we can look up your state legislators.

Learn more about Idaho’s marijuana laws


Under current Idaho law, an individual charged with possession of up to an ounce of marijuana faces a year in jail and/or up to a $1,000 fine. Unfortunately, this draconian law hits minority communities the hardest. According to the ACLU, black Idahoans are over two and half times more likely to be arrested for possession than their white neighbors. Ask your lawmakers to end marijuana prohibition today.

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