medical marijuana

House turns down study of medical marijuana

Mar 17, 2015

The House has voted down a proposal to study medical marijuana.

This follows the defeat of a bill that would have allowed the medicinal use of marijuana. The measure’s opponents say there is testing going on at the federal level – and the state needs to wait until those tests are conclusive. But supporters say this is a chance for the Legislature to take some ownership of the issue.

Rep. Pam Anderson (D-Fargo) told her House colleagues that this issue could very well lead to an initiated measure.

Medical marijuana bill dies in the House

Feb 19, 2015

A bill to allow the medical use of marijuana has died in the North Dakota House.

Supporters say medical marijuana would be used in cases of chronic pain and severe illness. Rep. Pamela Anderson (D-Fargo) authored the bill. She says she introduced it on behalf of a constituent, who she says tried everything he could to ease the pain – and nothing worked.

"This is not a drug issue," said Anderson. "It's quality of life for the citizens of North Dakota."

North Dakota Group Pushes for Medical Marijuana

Aug 6, 2012

A group hopes to let North Dakotans be able to use marijuana for medical purposes.

North Dakotans for Compassionate Care has 20,000 signatures which allows its measure to be on the November ballot. Dave Schwartz is the campaign director for the organization.