North Dakota voters have passed Measure 5 to legalize medical cannabis.
Measure 5 allows those who receive a recommendation from a physician to possess and use cannabis for medical purposes. The initiative permits patients to “purchase medical marijuana from tightly regulated non-profit compassion centers that are licensed by the state to cultivate and dispense limited amounts of marijuana”. Those who live more than 40 miles from a dispensary would be allowed to grow their own at home.
Below is a list of medical conditions that qualify someone to use cannabis legally under Measure 5:
- Cancer and its treatments
- Multiple sclerosis
- Hepatitis C
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease)
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Alzheimer’s disease (Dementia)
- Crohn’s disease
- Spinal stenosis
- A chronic or debilitating disease, medical condition, or its treatment that produces one or more of the following:-Cachexia
-Severe debilitating pain that has not responded to previously prescribed medication or surgical measures for more than three months or for which other treatment options produced serious side effects
-Severe and persistent muscle spasms