Plain Talk: Defense Attorney Says a North Dakota Drug Testing Law Is Unconstitutional


The state Legislature requires some drug defendants to be drug tested while out on bail and awaiting trial, but this requirement has become a real problem. Defense attorney Mark Friese of the Vogel Law Firm spoke about it on this episode of Plain Talk.

Some defendants can’t afford the testing, Friese said, and end up getting sent back to prison. He said he’s seen one defendant who was in a rehabilitation program get sent back to jail because they weren’t allowed to leave the program to attending the court testing.

Also on this episode, a new study suggests that marijuana doesn’t reduce opioid addiction issues the way a previous study suggested.

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