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Report identifies $6.6 million price tag for legalizing marijuana in ND, but tax revenue unknown
September 12, 2018 - 10:27am
BISMARCK — Legalizing recreational marijuana in North Dakota will cost state agencies and local governments more than $6.6 million over the...
'A large-scale experiment': Fearing ‘societal costs,’ ND police leaders oppose recreational pot measure
August 26, 2018 - 10:00pm
FARGO — Law enforcement leaders here are laying out their opposition to a ballot measure that would legalize recreational marijuana in...
Charges dropped in second large I-94 drug bust; same Stutsman deputy made both arrests
August 7, 2018 - 5:31pm
JAMESTOWN, N.D.—The Stutsman County State's Attorney's Office moved to dismiss drug charges against two people Friday at the request of...
Commentary: It's time for North Dakota to legalize pot
July 10, 2018 - 2:09pm
MINOT, N.D.—This week organizers of a ballot measure aimed at legalizing recreational marijuana turned in an estimated 18,700 signatures...
ND recreational marijuana group submits signatures hours ahead of deadline
July 9, 2018 - 5:14pm
BISMARCK — A jubilant group of recreational marijuana supporters submitted an estimated 18,700 signatures to North Dakota Secretary of State...
ND recreational marijuana petition nears 11,000 signatures
April 23, 2018 - 5:51pm
BISMARCK—Proponents of legalizing recreational marijuana use are about 2,500 signatures away from requirements for a measure to be placed...
Campaign to legalize recreational marijuana in ND touts potential boon to economy
February 7, 2018 - 6:47am
NORTH DAKOTA—A sea of green began wafting over the United States in 1996 when California legalized medical marijuana. More than 15 states are...
'A new reality': West Coast marijuana operations shipping more down I-94 corridor
January 25, 2018 - 4:30pm
FARGO — With the West Coast now the new center for marijuana production in the U.S., and stepped-up drug interdiction on the nation's east-west...
Canadian cannabis frenzy could end very badly
July 17, 2017 - 10:47am
There's one bummer question haunting all the marijuana businesses popping up between British Columbia and Newfoundland. How much do Canucks like...
Less than half of states have marijuana-specific impaired driving laws. Attorney argues Montana's standard is 'arbitrary'
July 12, 2017 - 10:48am
BILLINGS, Mont. — The amount of marijuana in someone's system that constitutes a DUI is "arbitrary" and not supported by science, according...
Nevada has a marijuana problem: There's not enough marijuana
July 12, 2017 - 10:05am
Nevada officials have declared a state of emergency over marijuana: There's not enough of it. Since recreational pot became legal two weeks ago,...
Legalization of marijuana ballot petition push to start in ND in fall
June 1, 2017 - 5:51pm
GRAND FORKS—A proponent of legalizing marijuana in North Dakota says the next attempt at a ballot measure will begin shortly after his...
Northwest ND tobacco store owner accused of selling cannabidiol products fights back
May 19, 2017 - 8:31am
WATFORD CITY, N.D.—A northwest North Dakota tobacco store owner who is facing charges for selling products allegedly containing an illegal...
UPDATE: Minnesota medical marijuana patients report 'substantial benefits'
May 17, 2017 - 8:49am
ST. PAUL — Minnesota medical marijuana patients report significant benefits of its use, according to a recent survey released by the state....
Bill proposes delaying parts of new ND medical marijuana law
January 17, 2017 - 9:14am
BISMARCK -- North Dakota lawmakers were adamant Monday, Jan. 16, that they were not trying to deny the will of the people with a proposal to...