State lawmaker leads push for medical marijuana use in North Dakota

Fargo Democrat Steve Zaiser is leading a campaign to allow North Dakotans with "debilitating medical conditions" to use and grow marijuana. Those conditions would range from cancer to post-traumatic stress. If the Secretary of State approves their petition, they'll begin collecting signatures for a ballot initiative.
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Fargo Democrat Steve Zaiser is leading a campaign to allow North Dakotans with "debilitating medical conditions" to use and grow marijuana. Those conditions would range from cancer to post-traumatic stress. If the Secretary of State approves their petition, they'll begin collecting signatures for a ballot initiative.

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