Plain Talk Live: What’s the Future of Legalized Marijuana in North Dakota?

Grand Forks resident Dave Owen is the chairman of Legalize ND, the group pushing a ballot measure to legalize recreational marijuana. David Samson / Forum News Service

Earlier this year, North Dakota’s House of Representatives passed bills to both legalize and decriminalize recreational marijuana.

That legislation didn’t fare so well in the state Senate. Each was shot down by lawmakers. A last-ditch effort by some Senators to bring a delayed bill that would have put the question of legalization on the statewide ballot was also killed.

What’s next, then, for this long-debated policy issue in North Dakota? David Owen of Legalize ND, which has organized past ballot measure efforts to legalize recreational marijuana, joins this episode of Plain Talk to discuss.

Audio of this interview will be available on the Plain Talk podcast after the show. Subscribe here, or subscribe to Plain Talk Live on YouTube to be alerted when new shows begin.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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