With legalization growing elsewhere, marijuana makes up half of North Dakota drug arrests

In North Dakota, more than 50% of drug arrests involve marijuana. Combine that with initiatives to fully legalize the drug and a patchwork of federal, state, and local laws that criminalize possession and what we have is a challenge for law enforcement and lawmakers. The Grand Forks Herald has a primer on the factors that

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North Dakota full legalization of marijuana ballot petition push to start in fall

A citizen group in favor of the full legalization of marijuana in North Dakota has organized and is finalizing petition language before submitting it to the Secretary of State for approval. Once approved for circulation, petitioners have one year to gather the required signatures that would move the issue to a vote of the people.

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Group out to legalize marijuana in North Dakota

A petition to legalize marijuana has been filed with the Secretary of State. And in addition to legalizing the drug, the petition would also prevent the state from requiring a license to grow, use or distribute marijuana.

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Routine Traffic Stop Yields 136 Pounds of Pot

— Official News Release, ND Highway Patrol — BISMARCK, N.D. – On Sunday at approximately 1:00 p.m., a North Dakota Highway Patrol trooper stopped a Hyandai Elantra, bearing Idaho license plates, east of Steele on I-94 for a traffic violation. While speaking to the occupants, the trooper became suspicious of criminal activity. A search was

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