By Associated Press - Tuesday, October 27, 2015

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger has rejected a petition to put an initiated measure on next year’s ballot to legalize marijuana for medical purposes.

The Bismarck Tribune (https://bit.ly/1RdiTIM ) reports Jaeger rejected the petition Tuesday because it lacked required information.

The group that turned in the petition wants voters to decide whether it should be legal for residents to possess up to 3 ounces of marijuana for medical purposes. Under the initiative, those who qualify could obtain marijuana from a state-licensed dispensary or grow a limited, personal supply.

Jaeger says supporters didn’t provide a reference to where in state law the proposed language was to be placed. The submitted petition also lacked an affidavit page and pages for collecting signatures.

The initiative will need petition signatures from at least 13,452 North Dakota voters to qualify for the ballot.



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Information from: Bismarck Tribune, https://www.bismarcktribune.com

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