With support from the state’s Republican governor, North Dakota moved on Wednesday to allow thousands of individuals to potentially wipe their slate clean of low-level marijuana convictions. The state’s pardon advisory board unanimously approved the policy change, clearing the way for those residents to apply for a pardon for... Read more
North Dakotans likely to vote again on marijuana
It’s likely North Dakota voters will get an opportunity to vote on some form of marijuana legalization in the November 2020 election. The shape of any ballot measure will be decided over the next few months. David Owen, chairman of Legalize ND, which spearheaded the 2018 failed measure, held... Read more
North Dakota court says CBD status not a ‘matter of great public concern’
North Dakota’s highest court has decided not to rule on the legality of hemp-derived CBD, upholding a drug conviction for a vape-shop owner who sold CBD. The court said that the retailer, Falesteni A. Abu Hamda, should have made his CBD argument earlier instead of accepting the state’s case against... Read more
North Dakota House passes number of medical marijuana bills
February 19, 2019 by AggregatedNews Leave a Comment The North Dakota House on Monday passed a series of bills aimed at expanding the state’s medical marijuana law. Lawmakers passed four bills that would amend the state’s medical marijuana law, including one that would add 13 new medical conditions to... Read more
South Dakota lawmakers vote to join hemp boom, despite governor’s concerns
South Dakota lawmakers have given hemp production a huge thumbs-up, against the governor’s wishes to table the proposal, to join at least 41 other states with laws allowing hemp cultivation. The House voted 65-2 Monday to allow hemp farming, a solid rebuke to South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, who... Read more
Top Five Memorable Marijuana Moments In 2018
by Michelle Rutter, NCIA Government Relations Manager As 2018 draws to a close, our Government Relations team in Washington, D.C. is feeling especially thankful this year – both for all of our members, and for all of the strides forward that cannabis policy made this year! Before 2019 begins,... Read more
From The Ballot Box: Post-Midterm Election Analysis
by Michelle Rutter, NCIA Government Relations Manager Last night, Americans all over the country let their voices be heard at the ballot box. Voters in Michigan cast their votes for the legalization of adult-use cannabis, increasing momentum of our movement. At the same time, voters in Missouri and Utah... Read more
Marijuana Embraced in Michigan, Utah and Missouri, but Rejected in North Dakota
November 8, 2018 by AggregatedNews Leave a Comment Marijuana initiatives appeared on ballots in four states in the midterm elections. In Michigan and North Dakota, initiatives gave voters the opportunity to legalize marijuana for recreational use. In Missouri and Utah, voters chose whether to allow people who are sick... Read more
NCIA’s 2018 Post-Election Webinar
Watch this webinar recorded on Thursday, November 8, for NCIA’s recap of the midterm elections and what they mean for cannabis policy reform nationally.  Speakers include Michael Correia, NCIA Government Relations Director; Morgan Fox, NCIA Communications Director; Matt Schweich, Deputy Director, Marijuana Policy Project; John Payne, New Approach Missouri; and Cole Haymond, Legalize ND.... Read more
North Dakota Voters Reject Recreational Marijuana Measure
U.S. efforts to legalize recreational marijuana use saw mixed results on Tuesday, as voters in Michigan approved a measure legalizing the drug while North Dakotans looked set to block it. Michigan became the 10th U.S. state to legalize recreational pot use, according to CNN and advocates. Its proposal also... Read more



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