Recreational Marijuana

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…

Recreational pot bill fails in North Dakota Senate

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR/KCND) – The North Dakota Senate has soundly rejected a bill that would have legalized recreational marijuana. Supporters say the bill was designed to head off a potential initiated Constitutional measure, which would be more wide open than what the bill would have allowed. Republican Sen. Judy Lee of West Fargo told her colleagues she believes adult marijuana…

Lawmakers debating bill to legalize recreational marijuana

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Legislature is considering a bill that would legalize marijuana for recreational use with restrictions. Backers of legislation believe the recent legalization of the drug by voters in Montana and South Dakota means it’s likely inevitable that it will happen in North Dakota. Lawmakers say they want to be ready with rules to control and…

Group hoping to legalize recreational pot takes another swing

BISMARCK, N.D. – Supporters of amending North Dakota’s constitution to legalize recreational marijuana are taking another run at the issue, after failing to collect enough signatures to get it on the 2020 ballot. Secretary of State Al Jaeger says the group filed the petition on Monday. If approved, backers would have one year to turn in at least 26,904 valid…

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…

Poll Finds Just Enough Support To Pass Recreational Marijuana In North Dakota

Groups opposed to Measure 3 say it's a bad idea to legalize marijuana in the midst of the opioid crisis

A recent poll conducted in North Dakota on legalizing recreational marijuana shows voters favor it just enough to pass it. The poll conducted by The Kitchens Group found 51% support for passing Measure 3 with 36% against. It was conducted on behalf of LegalizeND, a pro-marijuana group. The poll has a 4.9% margin of error. If Measure 3 is passed…

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…