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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North Dakota: Enough Signatures Collected to Put Medical Cannabis Legalization to a Vote

Advocates of the North Dakota Compassionate Care Act 2016 have collected more than enough signatures to put their measure to a vote of the people this November; they plan to submitnorth the signatures to the Secretary of State this morning.

Under the proposed law, the possession and use of medical cannabis will be legal for those with a qualifying condition such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, glaucoma and epilepsy, given they receive a recommendation from a physician. State-licensed dispensaries would be legalized as a means of safe access to the medicine, and those living 40 or more miles from a dispensary would be authorized to grow up to eight plants.

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