Idaho’s cannabis laws haven’t changed much since the 1920s. Indeed, ever since 1927, this northwestern state has maintained its firm ban on cannabis. In the 21st century, it only appears Idaho is getting more restrictive with its cannabis policies.
Indeed, Idaho lawmakers recently proposed a constitutional amendment that would permanently ban the sale of marijuana. If this proposal passes the House and Senate, it could be listed on the November ballot as soon as 2022. This new amendment would make it incredibly difficult to relax Idaho’s cannabis policies.
Within the past decade, there were at least five attempts to create a state-run medical marijuana program. Every time this issue appeared on the General Election ballot, most Idahoans rejected the proposal.
While Idaho’s marijuana laws are crystal clear, the state does seem to be softening its stance towards CBD hemp. Indeed, lawmakers almost legalized a hemp research program after the federal government passed the 2014 US Farm Bill. Lawmakers have also seriously discussed creating an industrial hemp cultivation program.