Pushing to get Healthcare Marijuana on 2020 ballot


Members of the Idaho Cannabis Coalition count signatures to get health-related marijuana on the 2020 ballot. 

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) – Members of the Idaho Cannabis Coalition gathered at Rumors Pub in Pocatello on Saturday to collect the signatures they will need to get the Idaho Healthcare Marijuana Act on the 2020 ballot. 

To place the item to a vote, the group will have to collect 55,057 signatures just before May possibly 1. They say they currently have 11,000 notarized. 

Spokesperson Russ Belville says the response hasn’t been as harsh as you may anticipate. 

“It is sort of been a pleasant surprise,” he stated. “Even when we go to these incredibly remote, rural, conservative regions, we have a lot of men and women that show up to sign.” 

Belville and his 77-year-old father, John, the chief petitioner, are presently on their ‘sign the petition tour,’ traveling to all 44 Idaho counties gathering signatures. 

If they are capable to get adequate men and women to place pen to paper, Belville says he’s “100 %” confident that it would pass. 

“Our polling shows that about 72 % of the men and women of Idaho are prepared to assistance this initiative, so it is genuinely just obtaining it on the ballot,” he stated. 

According to Belville, more than 350 signatures had been gathered in Bannock County.  


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