A North Dakota House committee has given a “do pass” recommendation on new rules governing the use of medical marijuana.
The House Human Services Committee voted 13-1 on Monday to endorse the rules. The measure is expected to go to the full House on Tuesday.
The committee spent most of last week going over the 82-page bill on how medical marijuana would be overseen in the state. The Senate passed it last month by more than the needed two-thirds majority to amend the citizen initiative.
A big sticking point is the ease in which marijuana could be smoked as medicine. The bill passed by the Senate allows patients to smoke it only if a physician finds no other form of marijuana would help.
The House took out that provision.