Medical Cannabis Legalized in North Dakota

North Dakota voters have passed Measure 5 to legalize medical cannabis.

North DakotaMeasure 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
      • Epilepsy
      • Multiple sclerosis
      • HIV/AIDS
      • Hepatitis C
      • Glaucoma
      • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease)
        Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
      • Alzheimer’s disease (Dementia)
      • Crohn’s disease
      • Fibromyalgia
      • Spinal stenosis
      • A chronic or debilitating disease, medical condition, or its treatment that produces one or more of the following:-Cachexia
        -Wasting syndrome
        -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
        -Intractable nausea
        -Seizures
        -Severe and persistent muscle spasms

Click here for the full text of Measure 5.

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