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North Dakota Medical Marijuana Bill Being Considered

North Dakota Medical Marijuana Bill Being Considered

By Zachary Babin - February 3, 2017

The North Dakota Medical Marijuana Bill that was 65 percent voter-approved will be considered this week by both Republican and Democratic leaders.

If there is one bill that could slow progress, it’s the new rules written to oversee the state’s voter-approved medical marijuana law.

The 81-page bill is to be heard Wednesday in the Capitol’s largest hearing room.

The House and Senate earlier approved an emergency measure proposal to delay the law until the end of July. The measure was supported by both Republican and Democratic leaders.

The so-called North Dakota Compassionate Care Act won 65 percent voter approval in November. It allows the use of marijuana as medicine for people who suffer from one of several debilitating illnesses.

The bill to be considered this week outlines the proposed rules for medical pot.

Associated Press