Personal Adult Marijuana Decriminalization Act of 2022 (PAMDA)
An initiative to end arrests for personal possession of 3 ounces of marijuana in private by adults age 21 and older.
- PAMDA only removes the threat of arrest for personal marijuana use on private property.
- PAMDA does not create any commercial marijuana industry in Idaho—no marijuana shops, no commercial cannabis grows, no new bureaucracy.
- PAMDA maintains the criminality of marijuana possession, use, and sales in public, all cannabis cultivation, and driving under the influence.
- PAMDA requires 64,946 signatures statewide, with a distribution requirement covering all the state’s districts, by May 1, 2022 for placement on the November 8, 2022 ballot.
How & Where to Sign the PAMDA 2022 Petition
In the map below you can find locations where you can sign the Personal Adult Marijuana Decriminalization Act petition. If you have a location to add, email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us the name, address, and hours that the location can take signatures, and we’ll add them to the map.
How to Become a Volunteer PAMDA 2022 Petitioner
PLEASE READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS! The State is hostile to the power of Idaho citizens to end marijuana prohibition and will use every mistake and technicality to disqualify your signature(s). Follow these instructions precisely and make sure your voice is heard—and, no, there is no online way to sign.
First Make sure you are a currently-registered Idaho voter. Many people who think they are registered end up having their signatures disqualified when their voter registrations were lapsed or inaccurate.
(That’s if you want to sign the petition. If all you want to do is collect signatures for the petition, you only need to be an Idaho resident aged 18 or older. But why not be a registered voter so you can vote on the initiative when it makes the ballot?)
IDAHO FELONS—WAIT! You may have been told that your felony makes you ineligible to vote. That is true while you’re serving your sentence. But once your sentence, parole, and probation are complete (once you’re “off papers”), your right to vote is automatically restored in Idaho. And if you’re convicted or even incarcerated for a misdemeanor, you do not lose your right to vote. You can even absentee vote from jail! Learn more at the US Vote Foundation. And even if you are still on felony parole or felony probation, you can’t sign the petition, but you can actually collect signatures for it.
Second Download and print copies of the petition (links and instructions below) for each county you’ll collect signatures for. A signature page can only contain signatures from voters from one county.
Fourth Take your signed petition(s) to a Notary Public (most banks and credit unions have one, as do some Post Offices) and have your Signature Page notarized. Don’t separate the page from the petition.
Fifth Go to your Post Office and send each petition by Certified Mail to the County Clerk of that petition’s county. Use “Idaho Citizens Coalition, 215 E. Main St., Parma, ID 83660” as the return address and we’ll deal with any returns. Or just take it in if you’re able (observe COVID protocols, please).
That’s it, the five basic steps for you to contribute up to 10 signatures per petition to get the initiative on the ballot. It costs less than $2 at Staples Online to print and staple a petition. Certified Mail costs $3.60 and postage for petition (printed front and back) folded in thirds in a standard #10 envelope is $0.75—so, for about $6 and some of your time, you can help us put our marijuana decriminalization initiative on the ballot.