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State of Idaho Cannabis Policies & Regulations: A Summary for the Prevention Workforce
Northwest Marijuana Toolkit: Idaho Cannabis Policies & Regulations
September 9, 2020

Cannabis remains a Schedule I controlled substance in Idaho, consistent with federal law. However, two bordering states have legalized cannabis for adult use. Prevention practitioners in Idaho may wish to become familiar with the context of these neighboring states' regulations in order to inform comprehensive prevention planning. This document provides Idaho's prevention workforce with information that supports: 

  • Prevention of youth cannabis use
  • Prevention of adult cannabis misuse (heavy use and/or risky behaviors) 


The information is organized into six sections. First, a description of the regulatory bodies that create and oversee the regulatory system; then regulatory components organized as “5 Ps for Prevention.” These elements of regulation are most relevant to preventing any cannabis use by youth and unsafe use by adults.


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