marijuana

Recreational Marijuana Petitions Approved for Circulation

The petition will need 13,500 signatures by July 6.

BISMARCK, N.D.–A group seeking to legalize recreational marijuana in North Dakota can begin circulating petitions to try to bring the issue to voters. Secretary of State Al Jaeger approved the format of the petition on Monday. LegalizeND would need to gather and submit nearly 13,500 signatures by July 6 to get a proposed measure on the November ballot. The proposed…

Legalize ND Submits Paperwork For Statewide Vote

Legalize ND would need to gather nearly 13,500 valid signatures by July to get the measure on the ballot for the 2020 general election in November.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A group that wants to legalize recreational marijuana in North Dakota has submitted the required paperwork to the secretary of state to begin the approval process. Secretary of State Al Jaeger and Attorney General Wayne Stenjehem have up to seven days to review the proposed measure and decide whether to approve it for circulation so the…

Fargo Student With BB Pistol & Marijuana Taken Into Custody

Woodrow Wilson High School officials were tipped off by another student who reported a marijuana smell in a bathroom

FARGO, N.D. — A Woodrow Wilson High School student is in police custody after he was found with an unloaded BB pistol and marijuana in his backpack. School officials were tipped off by another student who reported a marijuana smell in a bathroom. They reviewed security camera footage and brought the student in for a search. They say the student…

Few People Take Advantage Of Clearing Low-Level Marijuana Convictions

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says as many as 175,000 marijuana convictions over several decades could be eligible

BISMARCK, N.D. — Few people are taking advantage of a policy change that lets people with low-level marijuana convictions petition to have their records wiped clean. They have to apply and avoid unlawful behavior for five years. The change in law took effect in July. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says as many as 175,000 marijuana convictions over several decades could…

Few North Dakotans Seeking Pardons on Pot Offenses

Only about three dozen people have applied to date.

BISMARCK, N.D.–North Dakota’s attorney general says few people are so far taking advantage of a policy change that lets people with low-level marijuana convictions petition to have their records wiped clean if they avoid unlawful behavior for five years. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says as many as 175,000 marijuana convictions over several decades could be eligible. But only about three…

Former Minnesota Governor Considers Independent Run For President in 2020

Jesse Ventura wants to legalize marijuana and put an end to U.S. military involvement in the Middle East

LOS ANGELES — Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura says he’s considering running for president as an Independent. Ventura told Fox 11 in Los Angeles he plans to spend the winter in Mexico and make a decision on whether to run in the spring. “I don’t want a religious person telling me about government,” said Ventura. “I don’t want a government…

Fargo Man Arrested After Fleeing West Fargo Police Sunday Night

Officers located a small amount of marijuana and a loaded handgun when they searched the vehicle.

WEST FARGO, N.D.–A Fargo man was arrested after he refused to stop during a traffic stop in West Fargo at approximately 11:13 p.m. on Sunday, September 15. The West Fargo Police Department attempted to make a traffic stop for a vehicle with a headlight that was out at the intersection of 17th Street E. and Starr Avenue. The driver of…

State’s Fifth Medical Marijuana Shop to Open in Jamestown

The state expects as many as 2,000 residents will legally be using medical marijuana by next summer.

JAMESTOWN, N.D.–North Dakota’s fifth medical marijuana shop will open next week. Herbology in Jamestown is set to open Sept. 11. Dispensaries are already open in Fargo, Grand Forks, Williston, and Bismarck. Devils Lake will be the next site to open and operate a medical marijuana dispensary. Voters in North Dakota approved medical marijuana in November 2016. The state expects as…

North Dakota Cannabis Caucus Petitioning for Recreational Marijuana

The group is trying to get at least 30,000 signatures

FARGO, N.D. — Every Sunday, you can find members of the North Dakota Cannabis Caucus out at the several Fargo Parks cleaning up trash. But you’ll also catch them with several petitions, pushing for a state constitutional change to legalize recreational marijuana. “We all believe in personal freedom so we do believe that we should be able to have the…

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…