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Pardons for minor marijuana crimes to be eligible for streamlined application process in North Dakota
July 10, 2019 - 1:48pm
BISMARCK — A North Dakota state panel approved a new policy meant to streamline the pardon application process for minor marijuana crimes Wednesday,...
North Dakota lawmakers to study implications of marijuana legalization
May 28, 2019 - 3:55pm
BISMARCK — North Dakota lawmakers agreed to study the implications of legalizing recreational marijuana Tuesday, May 28, ahead of another expected...
Marijuana decriminalization backer disappointed by North Dakota House-Senate compromise
April 24, 2019 - 5:39pm
BISMARCK — A backer of marijuana decriminalization efforts in the North Dakota Legislature said she was disappointed by an amended bill that...
Recreational marijuana bill stalls in Senate committee, prospects unclear
March 11, 2019 - 4:55pm
ST. PAUL -- A proposal to legalize marijuana for recreational use in Minnesota came up short of the support it needed in a Senate committee,...
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...