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Health Department seeks clarity on marijuana measure

BISMARCK -- The North Dakota Department of Health said it is seeking legal guidance to clarify apparent conflicting provisions in the Compassionate Care Act, the medical marijuana measure approved Nov. 8 by voters in a statewide vote. In a news r...

 

BISMARCK - The North Dakota Department of Health said it is seeking legal guidance to clarify apparent conflicting provisions in the Compassionate Care Act, the medical marijuana measure approved Nov. 8 by voters in a statewide vote.

In a news release Monday, Nov. 28, Health Department officials said they want to define terms noted in Measure 5 and protect the integrity of the measure, which passed when 63.8 percent of voters approved it.

In addition, the agency is reviewing how to fund startup costs for the measure, which becomes law 30 days after the election. Officials said they are receiving numerous calls for information and referring the public to the measure itself for details about designated caregiver, dispensaries or becoming a qualified patient.

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