News briefs: North Dakota Receives 17 Applications to Grow Marijuana; former NAACP Head Calls For Full Legalization in Maryland

News Briefs: North Dakota Receives 17 Applications To Grow Marijuana; Former Naacp Head Calls For Full Legalization In Maryland

Share Tweet Share Pin17 apply so far to be medical pot growers in North Dakota BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s Health Department has received 17 applications so far from potential manufacturers of medical cannabis. Medical Marijuana Division Director Jason Wahl says the deadline was Thursday, April 19, 2018, but it has been extended until April 23, 2018, because of a time error in the state’s application posting. Wahl says a seven-member panel made up of health officials, citizens, law enforcement officers and a state lawyer will begin examining the applications on Monday. Applicants had to submit a $5,000 nonrefundable fee. The state will register two manufacturers. State officials have been developing the medical marijuana system since legislators crafted a law a year ago. That followed voters’ approval in November 2016 of Statutory Initiative 5, which legalized medical cannabis. It passed with 63.79 percent of the vote. Wahl says medical marijuana should be available in...

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