North Dakota medical marijuana petition approved

North Dakota’s Secretary of State, Al Jaeger, accepted a petition Monday to put a medical marijuana legalization measure on next year’s ballot, according to a Valley New Live report.

If passed, the measure would allow qualified North Dakota residents to possess up to 3 ounces of medicinal marijuana for treatment of certain debilitating medical conditions.

The measure would permit state-licensed dispensaries to sell marijuana to qualified patients. Patients living more than 40 miles from a dispensary would be allowed to grow up to eight plants — so long as the patient notifies law enforcement and grows their plants in an enclosed, locked location.

The North Dakota Committee for Medical Marijuana, the group backing the ballot initiative, will need to collect 13,452 signatures by July 11 to get the measure on the November 2016 general election ballot, as reported by Forum News Service.

“I think that’s pretty attainable,” said Committee chairman Rilie Ray Morgan.

This is the third major attempt to pass medical marijuana laws in the state, according Whaxy.

Source: Sun Times

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