Idaho Medical Marijuana Initiative (2014)

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The Idaho Medical Marijuana Initiative was not 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 protected them from criminal prosecution.[1]


The measure was sponsored by the group Compassionate Idaho.[2]



Path to the ballot

See also: Laws governing the initiative process in Idaho

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 percent of the qualified electors of the state at the time of the last general election.

In February 2014, proponents had 206 valid signatures. This was 0.4 percent 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."[4]

Supporters only turned in 559 signatures and therefore the measure did not make the ballot.[5]

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