Writing error endangers South Dakota marijuana ballot initiative

Published: Aug 1, 2017, 1:55 pm • Updated: Aug 1, 2017, 1:55 pm By The Associated Press SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A writing error could potentially cost a ballot measure campaign its chances of legalizing recreational marijuana in South Dakota next year. The Argus Leader reports that cannabis advocacy group…

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Hemp producers in North Dakota holding back amid CBD controversy

Published: Jun 19, 2017, 6:04 pm • Updated: Jun 19, 2017, 6:04 pm By The Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. — As North Dakota’s hemp industry grows, legal questions have kept producers from making one of the crop’s most desirable products. Bottles of cannabidiol were recently seized from in Watford City…

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South Dakota marijuana legalization activists start collecting signatures for 2018 ballot

Published: Apr 24, 2017, 10:52 am • Updated: Apr 24, 2017, 10:52 am By The Associated Press SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Supporters of a pair of ballot measures that would legalize medical and recreational marijuana in South Dakota launched their push Saturday to get on the ballot in 2018. Backers…

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“We’re about 80 percent happy”: North Dakota medical marijuana compromise hammered out

Published: Apr 13, 2017, 3:25 pm • Updated: Apr 13, 2017, 6:15 pm By James Macpherson, The Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. — The Legislature on Thursday approved a set of rules to govern the use of medical marijuana in North Dakota, an uncomfortable compromise for many Republican lawmakers in the…

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North Dakota Debates Medical Marijuana Program Implementation

Medical marijuana has been officially legalized in North Dakota since the passage of Measure 5 (also called the North Dakota Compassion Care Act) last November. However, now the implementation and regulation is being debated and has been since early this year. After the election results, an 81-page bill called the North Dakota Compassion…

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North Dakota prepares to hear testimony on proposed medical marijuana regulations

Published: Mar 20, 2017, 3:35 pm • Updated: Mar 20, 2017, 4:45 pm By James Macpherson, The Associated Press The House Human Services Committee has reserved the state Capitol’s biggest room on Tuesday to hear testimony on new state rules overseeing marijuana as medicine. The so-called North Dakota Compassionate Care…

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North Dakota Senate committee approves medical marijuana regs including barring patient home grows

Published: Feb 21, 2017, 7:36 am • Updated: Feb 21, 2017, 11:50 am By James Macpherson, The Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. — Five out of every 1,000 North Dakotans are expected to use medical marijuana when it’s available in the state, a threshold needed to fund planned oversight of the…

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South Dakota hemp bill advances despite Public Safety warning that hemp sends “mixed messages” to kids

Published: Feb 16, 2017, 2:48 pm • Updated: Feb 16, 2017, 2:48 pm By James Nord, The Associated Press PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota residents who pass background checks and get a license from the state agriculture department would be allowed to cultivate industrial hemp under a measure a House…

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North Dakota legislature weighs massive list of rules for medical marijuana

Published: Feb 6, 2017, 10:43 am • Updated: Feb 6, 2017, 10:43 am By James Macpherson, Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Legislature is moving toward its midsession break in about three weeks and lawmakers are busy mulling bills in their respective chambers.Here’s a look at some legislative…

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