Planned CNMI Medicinal Marijuana Council to be cross-agency

10:26 am on 18 March 2015

The proposed Medicinal Marijuana Council in the CNMI will be made up of a coalition of agencies, among them the departments of

Public Safety, Commerce, and Lands and Natural Resources and the Professional Licensing Board.

The bill's author, Sixto Igisomar, said he has already informed DPS, Commerce, and DLNR about the proposed council.

Igisomar has introduced Senate Bill 19-06, a bill proposing to legalize the medical use of marijuana in the Commonwealth. The proposed bill also mandates the creation of a marijuana council.

In an earlier meeting, Igisomar was set to ask the joint Senate and House committees on Health and Education for a public hearing on the proposed bill, but decided to call it off to allow him more time to study the proposed bill and gather more information.

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Marijuana grown for medical purposes in US Photo: AFP