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DFL lawmaker’s bill would put recreational pot on Minnesota’s ballot in 2020
January 22, 2019 - 7:47pm
ST. PAUL — As talk of marijuana legalization continues at the state Capitol, one Minnesota Democrat wants to let voters have a say on the issue....
WATCH: Shouting match erupts at Minnesota Capitol over recreational marijuana
January 16, 2019 - 1:30pm
ST. PAUL - A group fighting the legalization of recreational marijuana in Minnesota took their arguments to the State Capitol on Wednesday and...
Legalize pot? Gov.-elect Tim Walz says Minnesota should
November 24, 2018 - 3:56pm
ST. PAUL -- Going green could take on a new meaning in Minnesota if incoming Gov. Tim Walz has something to say about it. As more states legalize...
North Dakota's Measure 3: High time for marijuana?
October 21, 2018 - 9:16am
BISMARCK — No one agrees on much about Measure 3. The initiated statutory measure to legalize recreational marijuana in North Dakota for people...
Marijuana prohibition ends in Canada, UND students seek greener pastures
October 18, 2018 - 10:28am
GRAND FORKS — Recreational marijuana is now legal in Canada and the country is expecting a boom from local tourists. Canada is a popular...
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...
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,...