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North Dakota Medical Marijuana Supporters Hope To Be On November Ballot

BISMARCK — North Dakotans may decide in November whether marijuana should be available for medical use, but they won’t vote on full legalization of pot after sponsors of that proposed measure failed to muster the necessary signatures by Monday’s deadline.

More than a dozen supporters of the medical marijuana measure delivered about 17,600 petition signatures to Secretary of State Al Jaeger on Monday afternoon.

Jaeger has 35 days to verify at least 13,452 signatures to put the so-called Compassionate Care Act on the Nov. 8 ballot.

Sponsoring committee chairman Rilie Ray Morgan, a financial advisor from Fargo who suffers from chronic pain, said the measure isn’t a ploy to pave the way for full legalization. [Read more at the Jamestown Sun]

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