Policy Recommendations Idaho

2020-21 Improvements and Recommendations

Idaho is one of only 2 states left that does not allow access to any form of cannabis for its residents. ASA encourages state lawmakers to create legislation designed to imitate high scoring states like Maine to provide comprehensive access to medical cannabis in the state. Becoming a licensed producer or retailer should be just as affordable and easy as becoming a patient. ASA recommends strong statutory language that would provide legal protections to patients related to employment, housing, education and family law. Also crucial is the development of an in-state production system for lab-tested medical cannabis products that can be made available to patients at ubiquitous legal retailers. Finally, ASA also recommends that lawmakers authorize patients and caregivers to cultivate cannabis at home to reduce costs to patients.