North Dakotans will have the opportunity to approve medical marijuana use in the state, as the measure has been added to the November 8th ballot.

According to, the measure would create a fully-functioning medical marijuana program in the state of North Dakota. The program would be available to those suffering from more than a dozen different ailments.

If the measure passes on the November 8th ballot, North Dakota recipients would be able to possess up to three ounces of medical marijuana. The measure would also create licensed cultivation, testing, and retail facilities, according to

More than 17,000 people signed the petition to get the North Dakota Compassionate Care Act added to the November ballot. Only 13,500 signatures were needed, according to The Bismarck Tribune.

If passed, North Dakota would become the 26th state to allow medical marijuana use.

[ I The Bismarck Tribune]