Idaho Medical Marijuana Initiative (2014)
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will not appear on a ballot
The Idaho Medical Marijuana Initiative will not appear on the November 4, 2014 ballot in Idaho as an initiated state statute. The measure would have established a medical marijuana program for qualified patients and caregivers and protects them from criminal prosecution.
The measure was sponsored by the group Compassionate Idaho.
Path to the ballot
Initiative supporters needed to collect at least 53,751 valid signatures from registered voters by May 1, 2014 in order to place the initiated state statute on the ballot. This would have been equivalent to 6% of the qualified electors of the state at the time of the last general election.
In February 2014, proponents had 206 valid signatures. This is 0.4% of the amount they need to collect. Kendall Jeffs of Compassionate Idaho said, "Unless a miracle happens, we aren’t getting this ballot out in front of the people in 2014."
Supporters only turned in 559 signatures and therefore the measure did not make the ballot.
- Boise State Public Radio, "Why Medical Marijuana Legalization Has No Traction In Idaho," March 19, 2014
- Idaho Secretary of State, "2014 Proposed Ballot Initiatives," accessed January 16, 2014
- Compassionate Idaho
- Reuters, "Idaho braces for battle over legalizing medical marijuana," February 25, 2013
- Boise Public Radio, "Idaho’s Initiative To Legalize Medical Marijuana Is Failing Despite Public Support," February 19, 2014
- The Spokesman-Review, "Wage, Pot Petition Drives Fall Short," May 1, 2014
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