This afternoon we received from the Secretary of State’s Office the official titles for the Personal Adult Marijuana Decriminalization Act (PAMDA) 2022. This means we can now officially begin collecting the roughly 65,000 signatures we will need to place PAMDA on the November 2022 ballot.
The Long Title, which summarizes the initiative, is as follows:
AN INITIATIVE RELATING TO MARIJUANA; AMENDING TITLE 37, IDAHO CODE, BY ADDITION OF A NEW CHAPTER 35, KNOWN AS THE “PERSONAL ADULT MARIJUANA DECRIMINALIZATION ACT” TO DECRIMINALIZE THE POSSESSION, USE, AND TRANSFER OF UP TO THREE OUNCES OF MARIJUANA BY PERSONS AT LEAST TWENTY-ONE YEARS OF AGE; ESTABLISHES CONDUCT LIMITATIONS THAT ARE NOT PROTECTED FROM CIVIL OR CRIMINAL PENALTIES AND SANCTIONS; ESTABLISHES FACILITY RESTRICTIONS THAT PROVIDE FACILITIES SUCH AS NURSING HOMES, INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITIES, HOSPICE HOUSES, HOSPITALS, OR OTHER RESIDENTIAL CARE OR ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES WITH THE AUTHORITY TO ADOPT REASONABLE RESTRICTIONS ON THE PERSONAL USE OF MARIJUANA; PROVIDES THAT DISCRIMINATION IS PROHIBITED AGAINST PERSONS THAT USE MARIJUANA AS AUTHORIZED BY THIS ACT; PROVIDES FOR SEVERABILITY; AMENDS TITLE 37, CHAPTER 27, IDAHO CODE, KNOWN AS THE IDAHO CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT, TO INCORPORATE THE NEW TITLE 37, CHAPTER 35; AND AMENDS TITLE 63, CHAPTER 42, IDAO CODE, KNOWN AS THE ILLEGAL DRUG STAMP TAX ACT, TO CHANGE THE ILLEGAL QUANTITY OF MARIJUANA TO MORE THAN THREE OUNCES.
You can now read the official PAMDA Text and download a copy of the initiative for you and your friends and family to sign.