The North Dakota House on Monday passed a series of bills aimed at expanding the state’s medical marijuana law.
Lawmakers passed four bills that would amend the state’s medical marijuana law, including one that would add 13 new medical conditions to the current list of debilitating medical conditions.
Rep. Robin Weisz, R-Hurdsfield, chairman of the House Human Services Committee said Monday that his committee heard a number of bills related to the state’s medical marijuana program. Some of the bills had “overlapping areas,” so committee members, instead, identified four areas to include: doctor-patient relationship, additional conditions, increasing the allowable amount of medical marijuana and authorizing marijuana edibles.
The bills now move to the Senate for consideration.
Adding physician assistant
House Bill 1283 amended the definition of a health care provider under state medical marijuana law to include a physician assistant.
The law currently says only a physician or advanced practice registered nurse can recommend medical marijuana for a patient with a qualifying medical condition. [Read more at The Bismarck Tribune]