Despite 40 amendments, North Dakota medical marijuana backers say proposed regs are flawed

BISMARCK, N.D. — Backers of a successful North Dakota citizen initiative to allow marijuana to be used as medicine said Thursday they still aren’t happy with new rules governing its use, despite a major rewrite by lawmakers.

Fargo financial planner Rilie Ray Morgan headed the initiative campaign and said another citizen initiative is still possible if the current bill stands.

A big sticking point is restrictions on smoking marijuana 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. A more at