North Dakota taking feedback on medical cannabis regulations

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North Dakota health officials are gathering public input about proposed medical marijuana rules as the state prepares to launch its MMJ program.

Health officials plan to hear from prospective dispensary operators who want to comment at meetings in six cities over the coming week, according to the Williston Herald.

North Dakota Department of Health officials conducted two meetings Monday, and two more are scheduled for Wednesday in Fargo and Thursday in Grand Forks.

Health officials will collect comments through Dec. 26 before submitting recommendations to the legislative council by Feb. 1.

North Dakota voters approved an MMJ program in November 2016, and state lawmakers crafted regulations earlier this year.

The governor approved those rules in April, but medical cannabis sales aren’t  expected to begin for another year.

The program’s guidelines currently allow for two growing sites and eight dispensaries.

– Associated Press