marijuana

Two Arrested In Drug Bust At Spirit Lake Casino

ST. MICHAEL, N.D. (KVRR) — A drug bust at Spirit Lake Casino south of Devils Lake. Benson County Sheriff’s Office and Bureau of Indian Affairs Police were called to the casino Wednesday night around 8:30 for suspicious activity. They found 41-year-old Joann Tiegen and 44-year-old Michael Garner, both of Devils Lake, in possession of meth, marijuana, packaging materials, scales and…

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…

Fargo Woman Faces Charges After Trying To Outrun Police In Wisconsin

CAMPBELL, WI — A Fargo woman is facing charges in Wisconsin after fleeing from police at speeds nearing 140 miles per hour. Prosecutors in La Crosse County charging 36-year-old Amy Torres with felony attempting to elude an officer and misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. According to the criminal complaint, a Campbell police officer was running radar…

South Dakota lawmakers, cities warm to marijuana plans

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota is waiting for a state Supreme Court decision on whether recreational marijuana will become legal in July. But state lawmakers and city governments are moving forward with their own pot plans. Officials statewide have warmed to the idea of legalization since voters passed a constitutional amendment in November legalizing marijuana for adults. Some cities…

Recreational marijuana bill expected to pass Minnesota House Thursday

MINNESOTA (KVRR) — A recreational marijuana bill is expected to pass in the Minnesota House Thursday in a full floor vote. The bill aims to legalize and regulate cannabis for adult use in the state. If it becomes law, Minnesotans 21 years and older would be allowed to buy, have and use marijuana. The bill also calls for expunging criminal…

North Dakota House legalizes recreational marijuana

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR/KCND) – The North Dakota House has voted to legalize recreational use of marijuana. The bill only allows the already-established “compassion centers” to sell marijuana.  Residents would not be allowed to grow their own marijuana. Smoking marijuana would also not be allowed in public. The bill passed 56 to 38. It will now go to the Senate for…

MN Democrats introduce marijuana legalization bill

ST. PAUL, Minn. – DFL lawmakers introduce House and Senate bills that would legalize marijuana for adults in Minnesota. The proposal comes after a Be Heard on Cannabis tour of 15 communities and meetings with 13 state agencies and Gov. Tim Walz. The bill would create micro-businesses and a craft market and fund youth access prevention and substance abuse treatment….

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…