marijuana

“4/20 Marijuana Holiday” Enforcement Through April 20

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — North Dakota Highway Patrol is partnering with law enforcement agencies on a high-visibility enforcement campaign for what’s known to many as the “4/20 Marijuana Holiday.” April 20 is the unofficial, marijuana-centered holiday familiar to pot smokers. Authorities across the state will have 13 new Drug Recognition Experts working in an attempt to keep drug-impaired drivers off…

Police mistakenly include marijuana in donation to Minot charity

MINOT, N.D. – Workers sorting through donations for the Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch in Minot made an unexpected discovery. A worker who was handling a garbage bag of donations found marijuana that came from the Berthold Police Department. Berthold Police Chief Al Schmidt said his department takes donations of clothes, blankets and other items to the Minot ranch. A…

South Dakota House committee rejects recreational pot bill

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota House Republicans have dismissed a proposal to legalize recreational pot for adults. The bill that was tossed Monday narrowly passed the Republican-controlled Senate last week. Lawmakers reasoned they should try to stay ahead of a campaign to get recreational marijuana back on the ballot this November. But lawmakers on the House State Affairs committee dismissed…

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…

Man pleads guilty after residents fed marijuana brownies

TYNDALL, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota man has pleaded guilty to a felony drug charge after his mother unknowingly served his marijuana-laced brownies to a group of residents at the Tabor Community Center. Forty-six-year-old Michael Koranda appeared at the Bon Homme County Courthouse Tuesday where he waived his preliminary hearing and entered the plea. As part of a plea…

Gov. Walz calls for recreational marijuana legalization in Minnesota

MINNESOTA (FOX 9) – Governor Tim Walz is calling on lawmakers to pass legislation to legalize marijuana use in Minnesota, as he proposes funds from his budget plan to launch a state authority to oversee a recreational marijuana program. Speaking Wednesday, Governor Walz says his budget would set aside $25 million to create the new “Cannabis Management Office.” The office would oversee…

Seniors served marijuana-laced brownies at community center

TABOR, S.D. – Officials say a South Dakota man is facing a felony drug charge after his mother unknowingly served his marijuana-laced brownies to a group of seniors at a local community center. The 46-year-old man is charged with possession of a controlled drug or substance. An investigation began after Bon Homme County dispatchers received several calls about possible poisonings…