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ND Senate rejects edible medical marijuana on second vote

March 26, 2019

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Senate has again rejected adding edibles as a legal form of medical marijuana.

The Senators voted 28-18 on Tuesday in favor of adding edibles, but it was three votes short of the two-thirds majority needed to amend the ballot measure approved by voters in 2016 that made medical marijuana legal.

The measure also came up three votes short on Monday.

The expansion was sought by advocates and supported by the state Health Department.

The bill stipulated that edibles couldn’t be in a form that could be targeted to children, but some lawmakers still expressed worries.