North Dakota Medical Marijuana Petition Approved

BISMARCK, N.D. (Valley News Live) - North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger accepted a petition to put an initiated measure on next year's ballot to legalize medical marijuana. That means supporters of the petition will now be able to start collecting signatures.

With voters' approval, the initiative would make it legal for North Dakota residents to possess up to 3 ounces of marijuana for medical purposes. It says those who qualify could get the drug from a state-licensed dispensary or grow a limited supply for personal use.

More than 13,000 signatures are needed to get the question on the ballot.

To read the petition, click on the documents or link to the Secretary of State website attached to this story.