Questions, Answers About North Dakota And Medical Marijuana

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By Blake Nicholson, Associated Press NORTH DAKOTA: With the pending signature of Gov. Doug Burgum, medical marijuana will become legal in North Dakota. Here’s a look at what’s next: WHEN WILL IT BE AVAILABLE? Within a year, according to state health officials who will regulate the system. The health department expects five of every 1,000 North Read the full article…

North Dakota Lawmakers Approve Medical Marijuana Regulations

ND legislature ok's medical marijuana

By Associated Press NORTH DAKOTA: The North Dakota Legislature has approved a comprehensive measure that regulates the state’s voter-approved medical marijuana initiative. The Senate got the needed two-thirds majority on Thursday to amend the citizen initiative. The House did the same earlier this month. The bill now heads to Gov. Doug Burgum for his signature. Read the full article…

Health Insurers Won’t Cover Medical Marijuana In North Dakota

Health Insurers Just Say No to MMJ in ND

NORTH DAKOTA: North Dakota voters overwhelmingly approved the legalization of medical marijuana, and lawmakers are grappling with launching the program. But patients are about to learn that legalization does not mean insurance will cover the cost. Major health insurers in North Dakota have said they will not provide coverage for medical marijuana, which voters approved in Read the full article…

After Oil, Ex-North Dakota Indian leader Tex Hall Forms Marijuana Firm

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NORTH DAKOTA:  The former chairman of a North Dakota Indian nation that controls one-third of the state’s oil output has formed a marijuana company to help tribes around the United States produce and distribute the drug. Tex “Red-Tipped Arrow” Hall, who until last fall led the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara (MHA) Nation, has formed Native Read the full article…

House Defeats Bill To Legalize North Dakota Medical Marijuana

One of Colorado’s largest chains of marijuana stores on Wednesday laid off 65 employees — or about 45 percent of the company’s total workforce

NORTH DAKOTA:  More than two-thirds of the North Dakota State House voted against a bill that would have legalized medical marijuana with a prescription. House Bill 1430, which came to the House with a “do not pass” recommendation from the House Human Services Committee, failed 26-67, with one representative absent and not voting. Three lawmakers Read the full article…

Hemp Seeds Seized At US-Canada Border In Latest Challenge To Fledgling Industry

Hemp seeds seized at US-Canada border

NORTH DAKOTA: Hundreds of pounds of industrial hemp seeds bound from Canada to Colorado have been seized by federal authorities in North Dakota, marking the latest bump along the road to legalization of marijuana’s non-intoxicating cousin. At the center of the dispute is hemp activist Tom McClain. Armed with a copy of last year’s federal Farm Read the full article…

No Plans In Works For Medical Marijuana Vote In North Dakota

Rep. Steve Zaiser, a Democrat who represents Fargo’s District 21, said he has no intent to push a vote on the issues again after the 2012 attempt, which ended when it turned out some of the petitions for the medical marijuana initiative and other proposed ballot measures included faked signatures.

NORTH DAKOTA:   The chairman of the last attempt to get marijuana legalized for medical use in North Dakota says he can’t get fired up about leading another effort anytime soon, even as the debate promises to light up the Minnesota Legislature in February. Rep. Steve Zaiser, a Democrat who represents Fargo’s District 21, said Read the full article…