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Not Decriminalized

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No Medical

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Not Recreational

2019 Marijuana Packaging Law Updates

The Gem state appears to contain no further updates on the legalization of marijuana. In late 2018, a proposed initiative relating to medical marijuana was put forth in the House of Representatives but the initiative was not passed. Proponents for the initiative wanted to discuss the legalization of medical marijuana along with decriminalizing marijuana but the initiative was dead on arrival.

Although Idaho’s neighbors have approved of recreational and medical marijuana, Idaho’s reluctance to legalize marijuana makes it a lone state in the realm of medical cannabis in particular.

As the rules governing medical and recreational marijuana have not yet been made legal in Idaho, there are no marijuana labeling or packaging laws in Idaho yet. Dispensaries, cultivators, producers and growers of marijuana are reminded to continue checking this page for future updates to Idaho’s marijuana laws on cannabis labels and packaging.

2018 Marijuana Packaging Law Updates

Many states still follow US Federal guidelines for cannabis, classifying it as an illegal drug with no medicinal value and addictive qualities. Idaho is one of those states, considering cannabis as a Schedule I narcotic. A Schedule 1 narcotic is a drug with “no health benefits and a high potential for abuse.” The “no health benefits” part of that statement is what most cannabis activists are trying to challenge. Despite that, individuals can still face charges if they’re in possession of cannabis, and legal consequences can be more severe if the amount of cannabis is over what is considered enough for “personal use.”

Current Medical Cannabis Laws

Lawmakers in many states, including the Gem State, are still working with lobbyists, scientists, and law enforcement to decide on the question of legal cannabis in the state. The question may also be put to voters to decide, depending on the state laws. Many states begin the path toward legalizing cannabis by relaxing possession laws, so you should check with Idaho state government  to see current laws and regulations regarding cannabis dispensaries in the state.

Current Cannabis Research

Scientists have been studying the chemicals that create the physical and mental effects of cannabis, called cannabinoids. They have isolated the chemical (THC) that causes the mental impairment, intoxication, and occasional anxiety many experience with cannabis use. The other major chemical is cannabidiol, or CBD. While THC is illegal in all states, the legality of CBD varies state by state.

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