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Idaho medical marijuana vote campaign can collect signatures

FILE - In this March 28, 2019, file photo, pot products line a display case at a marijuana shop...
FILE - In this March 28, 2019, file photo, pot products line a display case at a marijuana shop in Seattle. A proposed constitutional amendment that would prevent the legalization of marijuana in Idaho has moved forward as lawmakers in the conservative state try to halt the increasing acceptance of the drug nationwide. The Senate State Affairs Committee voted Wednesday,Jan. 27, 2021, to approve a joint resolution that bans all psychoactive drugs not already legal in Idaho. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)(Elaine Thompson | AP)
Published: Feb. 12, 2021 at 9:48 AM MST
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IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho campaign for medical marijuana legalization has moved forward after receiving permission to collect signatures from residents.

The Post Register reported Deputy Secretary of State Chad Houck says organizers and supporters can begin gathering signatures from registered voters to put the Idaho Medical Marijuana Act on the November 2022 general election ballot.

The campaign needs to collect signatures from 6% of about 880,000 residents who voted last November, and 6% of voters in half of Idaho’s 44 counties.

Campaign leader Jackee Winters says success will require obtaining at least 68,000 signatures, which must be submitted by April 30, 2022.

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