North Dakota state employees will be discouraged from using medical marijuana

Published: Oct 10, 2017, 2:14 pm • Updated: Oct 10, 2017, 2:58 pm By The Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. — Medical marijuana is on the minds of county leaders as they gather in Bismarck for their annual conference. Local government representatives gathered for their first session on Monday to discuss…

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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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“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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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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Business is booming: North American marijuana sales up 30 percent in 2016

Published: Jan 6, 2017, 3:01 pm • Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 4:39 pm By Gene Marks, The Washington Post While some activists are planning to give away marijuana on Inauguration Day, other entrepreneurs are taking a different approach: making a ton of money from it. According to Governing.com, 29 states…

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A closer look at the North Dakota medical marijuana measure on the 2016 ballot

Published: Oct 24, 2016, 7:02 am • Updated: Oct 24, 2016, 7:02 am By Dave Kolpack, The Associated Press FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota voters will decide next month whether to legalize marijuana for medical use by siding either with opponents who say sciences is on their side or with…

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