BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — People suffering chronic pain and parents of critically ill children pleaded with North Dakota lawmakers to legalize medicinal marijuana in the state.
The House Human Services Committee took testimony on a bill Wednesday that would allow pot or cannabis-related products for medical use.
Democratic Rep. Pam Anderson of Fargo is the sponsor of the bill that has bipartisan support.
Ashley Riggs of Minot told the committee that she has two sons who are terminally ill and suffer from seizures and other symptoms. She says her children and others likely could be helped by medicinal marijuana.
Health officials and Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem opposed the measure. Stenehjem told the committee that the bill does not address numerous regulatory and public safety concerns.
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