BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ A Fargo Democratic lawmaker is chairman of a campaign to make marijuana use legal in North Dakota for medical reasons.
Secretary of State Al Jaeger has about a week to review the initiative petition. After he approves it, medical marijuana supporters may start getting signatures.
Fargo Democratic state Rep. Steve Zaiser (ZY-zur) is heading the campaign. The initiative says someone with a ``debilitating medical condition'' may grow and use marijuana, and possess up to 2-1/2 ounces of the drug.
It says people with cancer, post-traumatic stress disorder and other conditions may use marijuana legally if they have a doctor's recommendation. People would buy pot at licensed dispensaries.
The National Conference of State Legislatures says Montana and 16 other states allow medical marijuana. South Dakota has rejected the idea twice.