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State Rep. Todd Porter (R-Mandan) answers questions about an amendment to SB2140. Screen capture via legislative video feed

Video: House Bill Would Allow Law Enforcement to Seize Guns From Legal Medical Marijuana Users

Video: House Bill Would Allow Law Enforcement to Seize Guns From Legal Medical Marijuana Users

When it passed the state Senate SB2140, introduced by Senator Oley Larsen (R-Minot), would have added a section to the North Dakota Century Code allowing a person 30 days to prove to law enforcement they can lawfully carry a concealed weapon. Current law requires people carrying a weapon to produce their license immediately upon demand

A former jewelry store location in the Western Center shopping mall in Fargo near West Acres will be site of the Acreage North Dakota medical marijuana dispensary. The dispensary at 4302 13th Ave. S. is expected to be open Feb. 28.

Stop Pretending Like Your Kids Don’t Already Know What Marijuana Is

Though legal (or at least decriminalized) recreational marijuana probably isn’t going to be a thing in North Dakota for a while yet, we aren’t all that far away from licensed businesses legally selling marijuana from medicinal purposes in our communities. That’s due to a very poorly written ballot measure passed by voters in the 2016

Senator Kevin Cramer David Samson / The Forum

Plain Talk: Senator Cramer Says of Border Deal, “I Like It Ok. I Certainly Don’t Love It.”

On this episode of Plain Talk, Senator Kevin Cramer takes listener questions (he’s on every week, email your questions any time to rob@sayanythingblog.com). In response to several questions about it, the Senator says he’s co-sponsoring legislation introduced by Texas Senator Ted Cruz which would use some of the money seized from notorious drug lord “El

Podcast: State’s First Licensed Medical Marijuana Business Says North Dakota Has Done “Fantastic Job” With Implementation

Ben Kimbro of Harvest Enterprise, the business which was awarded North Dakota’s first license to sell medical marijuana, praises the way the state has handled the implementing the law. Many have accused the Legislature and state officials of sandbagging the process, but Kimbro says “North Dakota has done a fantastic job.” “I would tell you

Podcast: Medical Marijuana, Josh Boschee, Mac Schneider

Jason Wahl from the North Dakota Department of Health joined me on my radio show today to talk about the progress on implementing the medicinal marijuana law. Democratic Secretary of State candidate Josh Boschee talked about the possibility of shorter voting hours in Cass County and the recent ruling by a federal judge on North

Attorney General: North Dakota’s Ban on Corporate Farming Won’t Apply to Medical Marijuana Growers

As the State of North Dakota works toward implementing the legalization of medical marijuana voters approved on the 2016 ballot, one issue relating to our state’s ban on corporate farming cropped up. Is growing medical marijuana farming for the purposes of the corporate farming ban? That’s the question Mylynn Tufte, the State Health Officer, asked

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Audio: ND Medical Marijuana Program Director Says Expected Length of Implementation Is About Average

The North Dakota Department of Health is estimating that medical marijuana won’t be available in North Dakota for another 11-13 months. Voters in the state approved medical marijuana on the ballot a year ago, though the ballot measure they cast their ballots for was so flawed it didn’t actually decriminalize medical marijuana. That forced the

We Need to Fix the Disconnect Between State and Federal Policy on Marijuana

In a recent editorial the Fargo Forum suggested a law granting reciprocity on marijuana policy among the various states. They want to call it Melissa’s Law, named after musician Melissa Etheridge who was arrested in North Dakota recently by federal authorities while trying to enter the country from Canada with marijuana in her possession. Etheridge is

Podcast: Will North Dakota’s Government Employees Be Able to Use Medical Marijuana?

On my radio show yesterday Aaron Birst from the North Dakota Association of Counties said his group’s membership is grappling with the reality of implementing new medical marijuana policy as created by voters on the 2016 ballot and amended by lawmakers during their 2017 session earlier this year. Among the questions they need to answer?

Marijuana buds in a jar at a Portland, Ore. medical marijuana dispensary. REUTERS / Steve Dipaola / Files

Maybe the Legislature Should Let Medical Marijuana Proponents Live With Their Stupid Ballot Measure

In their latest bout of insufferable belly aching, the proponents of legal medical marijuana in North Dakota are now threatening legal action over legislative handling of the issue. “We don’t believe that the state Legislature needs or wants a lawsuit concerning (the medical marijuana law),” Riley Ray Morgan, the organizer behind last year’s initiated measure, told

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