An Idaho group working on a November initiative to legalize medical marijuana has threatened to sue the state later this week if officials don’t give the group more time to obtain the necessary signatures.
Earlier this month, through its legal counsel, Givens Pursley in Boise, the Idaho Citizens Coalition sent a letter to the Idaho Secretary of State’s Office asking for more time to gather electronic signatures for its proposed medical marijuana ballot initiative. Cancellations of events, such as Treefort Music Fest and Boise Hempfest due to the spread of the new coronavirus in Idaho, stymied the group’s efforts to obtain the requisite number of signatures to place the initiative on the ballot, it argued. The window to obtain those signatures ended on April 30. The coalition asked the Idaho Secretary of State’s Office for more time to gather those signatures electronically.
The coalition pointed to a recent ruling by U.S. District Court Judge B. Lynn Winmill in what the coalition says is a similar case, that of the group Reclaim Idaho. [Read more at Idaho Press]