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County to help draft medical marijuana zoning policy

Posted 3/14/17 (Tue)

By Jack Dura
Farmer Staff Writer

More North Dakota voters approved Measure 5 relating to medical marijuana in last year’s election than voted for Donald Trump.
As the Legislature considers tweaks to the new law, now delayed until July for implementation per Gov. Doug Burgum’s signature on a bipartisan bill, McKenzie County has been tapped to help draft a model ordinance for smaller North Dakota counties to adopt.
Speaking at McKenzie County commissioners’ March 8 meeting, McKenzie County planning and zoning director Jim Talbert said he will work with the State’s Attorney’s Office here to prepare a drafted ordinance to send to Aaron Birst, the North Dakota Association of Counties’ legal counsel.

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