Cannabis in Idaho

Idaho Cannabis Laws

Is Weed Legal in Idaho?

No, marijuana is fully illegal in Idaho. Neither recreational marijuana nor medical marijuana is legal in Idaho and people can actually get into some serious trouble for having cannabis. Possession of any amount less than 3 ounces is a Class A Misdemeanor which can lead up to a year in jail, a $1,000 fine or both. Possessing any amount over 3 ounces is a felony that leads to $10,000 in fines and up to 5 years in jail. Finally, just selling cannabis of any amount or capacity can actually lead to life in prison. Currently, there aren’t any bills being processed or drafted for legalization, but we will keep you updated with new information. 

Buying Marijuana in Idaho

Buying Marijuana at a Retail Location

There are no places in Idaho in which one can purchase marijuana. Whether it is recreational or medical, marijuana of any kind is illegal in Idaho. Anyone who gets caught selling marijuana or any other controlled substance can face life in jail under Idaho’s rulings.

Using a Marijuana Delivery Service

Since marijuana is fully illegal in Idaho, delivery services are strictly prohibited. There is no way one can obtain weed legally in Idaho and that includes a delivery service. Since no bills are currently being drafted, we are unsure how Idaho will stand on delivery services once they legalize marijuana.

Store Hours

Store hours have not been outlined in any bill or draft in Idaho. Therefore, it is unclear how Idaho will restrict store hours or if they will at all. Since marijuana of any kind is still illegal in Idaho, no stores are allowed to permit in any fashion.

Purchasing Restrictions

Purchasing marijuana in Idaho is still illegal and has yet to be decriminalized. Therefore, possession or purchase of any amount less than 3 ounces is a felony that constitutes either a $1,000 fine, a year of jail time or both. If one has more than 3 ounces, then they will be charged with a felony, a $10,000 fine and 5 years of jail time.

Available Products

There are no available marijuana products in Idaho. The state doesn’t even allow for the sale of CBD despite it being legalized on a federal level. Therefore, no one is allowed to purchase any type of product and no store is allowed to create and sell any type of product.

Taxes on Marijuana in Idaho

Taxes on Recreational Marijuana in Idaho

Since there are no bills currently being drafted, it is unclear how Idaho would tax recreational marijuana. It will likely be a long time until Idaho becomes legalized in Idaho, but we will keep this page updated!

Taxes on Medical Marijuana in Idaho

Taxes on medical marijuana in Idaho are nonexistent because medical marijuana in Idaho is nonexistent. There have been no bills or drafts about medical marijuana so we are unsure of how the state will elect to impose taxes on medical marijuana. Stay tuned.


Possession of any type of marijuana in Idaho has not been decriminalized. Therefore, no matter the amount there will still be a penalty. Possession of marijuana is broken down by a 3-ounce limit:

  • Possession of fewer than 3 ounces is a Class A Misdemeanor. This includes either 1 year of jail time, a $1,000 fine, or both. (The fine is most likely but not always the case)
  • Possession of 3 ounces or more is a felony with serious penalties. Anyone caught with this amount will be sentenced to jail for 5 years and must pay $10,000 in fines.

Using Marijuana in Idaho

No one of any age or condition is allowed to use marijuana in Idaho. People who are caught using or possessing marijuana will face serious penalties that are way harsher than most states. Therefore, there is no place where one is allowed to consume marijuana and the cops will go after any suspect.

Smoking on Federal Lands

Smoking on federal lands is still highly illegal because marijuana is illegal on a federal level. Therefore, the federal government's jurisdiction supersedes the state government and they can charge people on federal lands regardless of marijuana’s legality in the state. Therefore, always stay on federal land if you have ingested, about to ingest, or are just possessing marijuana.

Medical Marijuana in Idaho

Idaho unfortunately has kept marijuana fully illegal. In addition, Idaho is also one of eight states where marijuana hasn’t even been decriminalized. Many states have been working on legislation to legalize medical marijuana, but Idaho has made no such efforts. Currently, there is no completed draft of a bill. Therefore, even speculation of Idaho’s medical marijuana program is difficult. We will certainly keep you updated regarding any legislation created by the state, but for now, medical marijuana is a far way off.

How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Idaho

One cannot obtain a medical marijuana card in Idaho because the medical marijuana program is still nonexistent. Both recreational and medical marijuana are illegal in Idaho and the state hasn’t even decriminalized marijuana. However, most states have the same process for obtaining a medical marijuana card, but we will keep you updated as time progresses.

Out of State Medical Cards Idaho

It is unclear how Idaho will treat out of state medical cards when they finally legalize medical marijuana, but our best guess is that reciprocity will not be permitted. In states that are stricter with marijuana, there is a higher chance that they do not allow for out of state users. There is little evidence of these speculations so we will keep you updated as new information is revealed.

How to Transport Marijuana in Idaho

Transporting Marijuana in Idaho

If any sort of marijuana is found in one’s vehicle they will be in some serious trouble. If there is no intent to sell the marijuana, then they will be charged with standard possession but if there is an intent to sell, they could face life in prison. Transporting marijuana is highly illegal in Idaho as is the possession of any kind.

Driving While Under the Influence of Marijuana

Since marijuana is still illegal in Idaho, driving under the influence will land someone in serious trouble. First, if there are any signs of marijuana impairment, a drug inspection officer will be sent to the scene. If deemed impaired they will be charged on several accounts including a DUI, possession charges, jail time, license suspension, court-ordered rehabilitation, and a monstrous number of fines. In any state driving under the influence of marijuana is a bad idea and can harm many people.

Driving Across State Lines with Marijuana

Despite legalization efforts in certain states, driving across state lines puts you into federal jurisdiction where marijuana is illegal. Therefore, it is illegal to drive across any state line even if you are entering a state where marijuana is illegal or even if you are crossing between two legal states.

Growing Marijuana in Idaho

Growing any amount of marijuana in Idaho is considered a felony. And with each additional plant, the penalties can get higher. Firstly, growing less than five pounds or less than 50 plants has a minimum sentence of a year in jail and $50,000 in fines. The more one grows the longer the jail time gets while the fines stay the same. Therefore, it is always a bad idea to grow marijuana in Idaho and if you are caught you will be sentenced to jail under every circumstance and face massive fines.


Frequently asked questions about cannabis in Idaho

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