North Dakota Initiative to Legalize Marijuana Approved for Circulation by Secretary of State

North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger on Friday approved for circulation an initiative to legalize marijuana for everyone 21 and older.

Proponents of the initiative must now collect around 13,500 signatures from registered North Dakota voters in order to put it to a vote of the people during the November, 2018 general election. The proposal would legalize the possession, personal cultivation and licensed distribution of recreational marijuana for everyone who is at least 21 years old.

The measure would also seal the records of anyone who’s been convicted of a marijuana-related crime that would be made legal under the initiative.

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Initiative to Legalize Medical Cannabis Officially Place on November Ballot in North Dakota

North Dakota’s secretary of state has announced that the North Dakota Compassionate Care Act of 2016 has officially been placed on the Novembermedcan 8th general election ballot after it was confirmed that at least 13,500 valid signatures were submitted by proponents of the measure.

If the initiative is passed into law, the possession and use of up to three ounces of medical cannabis will be legal for those who receive a recommendation from a physician. State-licensed dispensaries would also be legalized, accessible by any patient, and licensed cultivation centers would supply said dispensaries. A provision in the measure allows those living 40 or more miles from a dispensary to grow up to eight plants.

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