Bismarck, ND: Voters will decide this November on a statewide ballot measure to regulate the use and dispensing of cannabis for therapeutic purposes.
The Secretary of State's office has confirmed that initiative proponents,North Dakota Compassionate Care, submitted a sufficient number of signatures from registered voters to qualify the measure for the November ballot.
The act permits patients with an eligible debilitating condition to possess and obtain marijuana (up to three ounces) and marijuana-specific preparations under a doctor's written certification. The measure also establishes a statewide regulatory system for the creation of licensed 'compassionate care centers.' Patients (or their caregivers) who do not live in close proximity to such centers may cultivate up to eight marijuana plants in an enclosed, locked facility.
Voters in Arkansas, Florida, Missouri, and Montana are expected to also decide on medical use measures in November. Voters in Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada will decide on adult use measures.
A summary of 2016 statewide ballot measures and their status is online.
For more information, please visit North Dakota Compassionate Care.