Cannabis

South Dakota hires New York firm to track medical marijuana sales

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Health has hired a New York-based software company to help monitor the flow of marijuana in the state’s legal medical marijuana market. The contract with Metrc was finalized this month. Metrc will use “radio-frequency identification” to track cannabis from seed to sale. The company uses software to collect data from growers,…

North Dakota cannabis petition approved for circulation

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – Secretary of State Al Jaeger has approved a petition to be circulated for a constitutional initiative to legalize recreational marijuana. If enough signatures are collected and if the measure is approved by voters, recreational marijuana would be legalized for people 21 and over. Residents would be allowed to grow, possess and transport up to 12 cannabis…

North Dakota Secretary of State Approves Format For Legal Weed Petition

The group will need to collect about 27,000 signatures by February to get it on the June 2020 ballot

BISMARCK, ND — The format of a petition to make cannabis legal in North Dakota has been approved by the secretary of state. The group behind the effort initially withdrew the petition to make some clarifications. The constitutional initiated measure would allow a person to grow, process and possess up to 12 cannabis plants. It would also license and regulate…

Interest in Hemp Production Growing in North Dakota

CBD is cropping up in grocery stores, health food stores and even gas stations.

BISMARCK, N.D. – Interest in hemp production is growing in North Dakota. State officials say they’re seeing the most interest in growing hemp for cannabidiol. CBD is derived from the hemp plant, but unlike its cousin cannabis, it lacks potency. Now CBD, which many say has healing properties, is cropping up in grocery stores, health food stores and even gas…

Medical Cannabis Allowed For Alzheimer’s Patients Starting July 1 In Minnesota

There are currently 94,000 people diagnosed with Alzheimer's in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, MN — Minnesotans diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease will be eligible for medical cannabis starting July 1. There are currently 94,000 people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in Minnesota. Dr. Jay Westwater, CEO of Minnesota Medical Solutions, says evidence shows cannabis can be beneficial for patients suffering from Dementia. Westwater acknowledges that prescribing cannabis to someone suffering from memory problems is…

Petition Drive To Make All Forms of Cannabis Legal Hits A Roadblock

Group Behind Effort To Change Constitution Withdraws Petition, Plans To Make Changes

BISMARCK, ND — An effort to change the North Dakota constitution to make the cannabis plant legal has been put on hold. The group submitted a proposed petition to Secretary of State Al Jaeger on Monday but Tuesday they withdrew it. Group chairman John Bailey, of Courtenay, says the petition will be resubmitted in about a week after some changes are…

North Dakota Man Wants To Change Constitution And Make Cannabis Plant Legal

He has turned in a petition request to the secretary of state's office in Bismarc

BISMARCK, ND — A Courtenay, North Dakota man is behind an effort to change the state constitution and end prohibition of the cannabis plant. John C. Bailey is the chairperson of the sponsoring committee. He has turned in a petition request to the secretary of state’s office in Bismarck. The secretary and attorney general will review it and decide whether it…

North Dakota’s First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens

Over a dozen people lined up to learn about how The Botanist's products could help their needs

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota’s first medical marijuana dispensary opened its doors Friday morning in Fargo. When Justyce Dahl found out a medical marijuana dispensary was opening in Fargo, he drove six hours from Williston to learn about how it could help his chronic pain. “I broke my back in a car accident. I have quite extensive nerve damage in my…

Minnesota Debates Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

The bills were introduced in the Senate on Monday by Edina Democrat Melisa Franzen and in the House by Golden Valley Democrat Mike Freiberg.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Lawmakers have unveiled legislation that would legalize recreational marijuana in Minnesota, hoping to start what they acknowledge is likely to be a long and contentious discussion. The bills were introduced in the Senate on Monday by Edina Democrat Melisa Franzen and in the House by Golden Valley Democrat Mike Freiberg. They said their proposal focuses on…