Idaho Attorney General reviews proposed minimum wage, medical pot initiatives

Posted at 11:55 AM, Apr 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-23 16:48:25-04

BOISE — The Idaho Attorney General's office has completed reviews of both the proposed minimum wage and medical marijuana initiatives intended for the state ballot in the November 2020 general election.

The Idaho Press-Tribune reported Monday that the minimum wage initiative would increase Idaho's current $7.25 per-hour minimum wage to $8.75 on June 1, 2021; to $9.75 a year later; to $10.75 a year after that; and to $12 an hour on June 1, 2024.

The office says that because the proposed medical marijuana initiative seeks to both set up a system of legal medical marijuana in Idaho and to legalize industrial hemp, it likely would violate the Idaho Constitution's existing single-subject rule for ballot initiatives.

Sponsors of both measures did not respond to requests for comment Monday from The Idaho Press-Tribune.

(by Associated Press)