North Dakota House committee approves medical marijuana bill

  • North Dakota House committee approves medical marijuana bill

North Dakota House committee approves medical marijuana bill

A bill that would allow patients with certain debilitating conditions to access medical marijuana if their doctors recommend it was approved by the West Virginia House of Delegates on Tuesday.

The House bill also needs to clear two more committees before it can go to the House floor.

"The governor has said all along he believes in compassion for the terminally ill and is open to medical marijuana", Herring said.

"I am the House sponsor of this bill, which is meant to lessen the burden on individuals who wish to obtain a license to carry a handgun", King said. That would not include people convicted of crimes involving a gun, sex acts, driving under the influence, the victimization of minors or other more serious offenses.

The Senate advanced the bill 34 to 13.

"If you would like to have some bipartisan support on this bill, then we would like to have a little bipartisan input on this bill", she told the state Senate, which is controlled by Republicans.

The arguments put forth by the bill's backers are hollow to say the least: Associations and unions already front any additional costs to school districts for the service and there are many other items we are allowed to payroll deduct that are not being targeted for removal.

Delegates approved an amendment by Delegate John Shott, R-Mercer, Monday night under which smoking and packaged edible products would not be allowed.

The bill also charges a $10,000 fee for dispensaries for each location and a $2,500 renewal fee.

Companion bill HB 2095 (Wylie) passed the state House and received a public hearing in March 28 in the Senate Transportation Committee. Medicines from marijuana would have to be in patch, pill, or potion form.

"Universities are in the best position to understand their budgets and set tuition, and we have demonstrated during the past decade that we will keep UT Austin affordable", Bird said in an email. Shott described the new bill as a "much more aggressive" measure. "If it's not working down the road, certainly we'll think about doing another initiated measure two years from now". Rob Bradley, R-Fleming Island, said his bill "fully implements the will of the voters and does so without playing games or being cute".

On Monday, the governor signed into law a dozen medical marijuana-related bills. Opponents of the amendment said it drastically changed the nature of the bill already approved in the Senate and anxious that the Senate would not accept the changes, leaving patients in the lurch for another year.

These resolutions, if passed, would require a vote by the people of Texas in 2018 to go into effect.