CNMI medical marijuana use to go to referendum

1:50 pm on 23 March 2015

A proposed law to allow medicinal use of marijuana in the Northern Marianas may be decided by a referendum.

Cannabis plant

Cannabis plant Photo: AFP

A proposed law to allow medicinal use of marijuana in the Northern Marianas may be decided by a referendum.

The bill, proposed by Senator Sixto Igisomar, was discussed during a two-day hearing on the issue.

Senator Teresita Santos says the well-attended hearing at the Mayor's Office on Rota drew both positive and negative reactions from several community members.

Senator Santos chairs the Senate Committee on Health and Welfare, which directly handles concerns regarding Senate Bill 19-06.

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