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Idaho Marijuana Laws
Currently there is no authorized marijuana program in Idaho. Marijuana is considered a Schedule I hallucinogenic under the Idaho Uniform Controlled Substances Act. Despite efforts in other states, Idaho’s marijuana laws are archaic and include prosecution for possession and sales. Possession of 3 ounces of marijuana is considered a felony under this Act. The sale of marijuana can result in jail time and a hefty fine under the Act as well.
Link to Idaho Uniform Controlled Substances Act
In February 2021, the Idaho Senate approved a resolution that bans possession, production, and sale of marijuana. The bill will proceed to the Idaho House of Representatives, and if passed there, will appear on the midterm election ballot. If the measure were to pass by voters, marijuana legalization would be prohibited even if voters attempt to legalize it in the future.
There are no license types available under Idaho’s current law.
Idaho Marijuana History
2018. House Bill 410, introduced by Rep. Dorothy Moon, aimed to legalize the medical use of CBD. Included in the bill was a stipulation of registration for patients using CBD oil, to appease conservative legislators. The bill did not pass due to conflicts regarding the Gun Control Act of 1968, which prohibits those “addicted to or using cannabis” from bearing firearms.
2015. Senate Bill 1146aa (Alexis’ Law) is passed by Idaho lawmakers, a bill that would provide legal defense for parents or guardians of children utilizing CBD oil as a means of relief for epileptic seizures. While the bill had considerable support from both sides, Gov. C.L. Otter vetoed it, preventing it from passing.
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Estimated market size
Idaho currently has no estimation of the market size due to no cannabis legislation available. Check back when new legislation is available.
how to start a marijuana business idaho
If you are just starting your marijuana business, the next best step is to start a Business Plan to help educate your team and be ready to apply for a marijuana business license. If you are ready to apply for a Marijuana Business License in Idaho, please Contact us or call our offices to set an appointment to get started. You can also select another State Opportunity, or fill out our Contact Form to discuss potential strategies such as Investment or Partnership Opportunities.