legalization

South Dakota pot legalization bill cleared for Senate vote

PIERRE, S.D. – A bipartisan proposal to legalize recreational marijuana in South Dakota survived its first test in the Legislature. A Senate committee on Thursday recommended the proposal for a vote in the full Senate next week. Voters approved recreational marijuana legalization through a ballot measure in 2020. However, Republican Gov. Kristi Noem challenged its constitutionality and the state Supreme…

South Dakota Supreme Court rules against pot legalization

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a lower court’s ruling that nullified a voter-passed amendment to the state constitution that would have legalized recreational marijuana use. Gov. Kristi Noem instigated the legal fight to strike down the amendment passed by voters in November. The Republican governor opposed marijuana legalization, but her administration argued in court that…

Minnesota House Democrats Plan 15 Cannabis Conversations

The first three community conversations will be held in Duluth, Minneapolis and St. Cloud in September and October.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Minnesota House Democrats are hitting the road for a series of town halls on how the state should go about legalizing recreational marijuana. House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler says his chamber will pass a legalization bill in the 2020 session, so it’s vitally important that Minnesotans weigh in. The first three of 15 community conversations dubbed “Be Heard…

Minnesota Governor Orders State Agencies to Prepare for Pot Legalization

Walz says he's relying on supporters to continue pushing for legalization.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz says he’s ordered state agencies to be prepared to legalize recreational marijuana next year if the Legislature approves a bill. But Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka says he’ll block the bill in the Republican-controlled chamber. Walz tells Minnesota Public Radio News that he’s relying on supporters to continue pushing for legalization. House Majority Leader…

Group Against ND Legalizing Marijuana Says Measure 3 Doesn’t Protect Citizens

They say states like Colorado aren't reaping all the benefits that were promised

FARGO, N.D. — With less than a month to go before Election Day, there’s plenty of talk of Measure 3, which would legalize recreational marijuana. A major argument is that states like Colorado aren’t reaping all the benefits that were promised with legal weed. The group North Dakotans Against the Legalization of Recreational Marijuana points to a letter from the…

Volunteers Advocate for “Yes” Vote on Measure 3, Which Would Legalize Marijuana

They say states that have already legalized it are seeing benefits

FARGO, N.D. — When you head to the polls, you’ll see something on the ballot called Measure 3. It will legalize marijuana in the state of North Dakota, and advocates say that would help many families. “I have several friends with chronic illnesses that will not be able to use medicinal marijuana, and that really upsets me,” Lacey Planteen, a volunteer…

Several Organizations Speak Out Against Recreational Marijuana Legalization

They want people to vote against Measure 3 in November

FARGO, N.D. — Several people and organizations are speaking out against the legalization of recreational marijuana. They’re urging people to vote against Measure 3 in November. Representatives from North Dakotans Against the Legalization of Recreational Marijuana, the Cass County Sheriff, Smart Approaches to Marijuana, and the North Dakota Chamber argued about the harms of marijuana. They say the measure would end…