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…

Supporters, Opponents of Measure 3 Gear Up for Election Day

If Measure 3 passes, North Dakota would be the tenth state to legalize recreational marijuana

FARGO, N.D. — When Becky Muhs was diagnosed with cancer three years ago, doctors told her that without radiation she would die in a matter of months. But she decided to go her own way to get healthy. “Many people choose cannabis as their last resort, and have had great results, so why would I not choose something as my first…

Former Maryland GOP Legislator Drums Up Support for Measure 3

Don Murphy says North Dakota could benefit economically from the measure if passed

FARGO, N.D. — A former GOP state legislator from Maryland comes to Fargo to fuel the fire to legalize recreational marijuana in North Dakota. Don Murphy says changing the law and pushing through Measure 3 opens the door for more jobs for North Dakotans and revenue for the state. He says if the measure is approved, North Dakota’s smaller population…