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Published August 06, 2012, 10:03 PM

Medical marijuana possible to make November ballot

BISMARCK, N.D. (WDAY TV) - After turning in more than 20,000 signatures to the North Dakota Secretary of State office, those in favor of legalizing medical marijuana are confident the measure will be on the November ballot.

BISMARCK, N.D. (WDAY TV) - After turning in more than 20,000 signatures to the North Dakota Secretary of State office, those in favor of legalizing medical marijuana are confident the measure will be on the November ballot. The measure needed less than 14,000 signatures to make the ballot.

The Secretary of State will have 30 days to verify there were enough signatures. The petition is aimed at helping those with cancer, stress disorders and other debilitating illnesses.

Those in favor of the legalization want North Dakotans to know medical marijuana would be something strictly regulated in the state.

Dave Schwartz - North Dakota for Compassionate Care: “This is not about recreational use. This is about friends and family throughout North Dakota that would benefit from this. This makes a huge difference in a lot of people's lives.”

As long as the signatures are verified, North Dakotans would vote on the issue at the general election on November 6th.

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