North Dakota Medical Marijuana News

North Dakota: ND Court Says Medical Pot Bust Valid

The Modesto Bee

May 8th, 2014
FARGO, N.D. — A Washington state couple who were caught with medical marijuana in a North Dakota motel room cannot use their prescriptions as a defense, the state Supreme Court said in a ruling released Thursday.

North Dakota: North Dakota Court Says Medical Pot Bust Valid

San Francisco Chronicle

May 8th, 2014
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Washington state couple who were caught with medical marijuana in a North Dakota motel room cannot use their prescriptions as a defense, the state Supreme Court said in a ruling released Thursday.

North Dakota: Advocates Launch Votemedicalmarijuana.Org To Track Voting Records For Individual Members Of Congress

Washington, D.C. -- The medical marijuana advocacy group Americans for Safe Access (ASA) relaunched its website today, an interactive online tool that provides voting statistics and a report card for each Members of Congress. For example, the site provides details on yesterday's vote to allow Veterans Affairs (VA) physicians to recommend medical marijuana for their patients. Although the amendment didn't pass, it received more "yes" votes from Congress than any other ...

North Dakota: Medical Marijuana Case Headed To ND Supreme Court

Modesto Bee

October 22nd, 2013

FARGO, N.D. — Two Dickinson residents who say that their prescriptions for medical marijuana from Washington state allowed them to have the drug in North Dakota have pleaded guilty to possession charges.

The conditional pleas from Brian Kuruc and his wife, Rebecca Larson, mean that they will be able to appeal to the state Supreme Court.

North Dakota: Medical Marijuana Backers Go To Court

Jamestown Sun

September 18th, 2012
Backers of a measure to legalize the medical use of marijuana have gone to court to get the proposal on the Nov. 6 ballot after officials rejected petitions they determined were rife with fraudulent signatures. The appeal was filed late Friday afternoon directly with the North Dakota Supreme Court, which has original jurisdiction on the issue because of a looming ballot-printing deadline.

North Dakota: Eight NDSU Players Charged On Medical Marijuana Petition Fraud


September 6th, 2012

Eight North Dakota State Football players that were charged for petition fraud will remain on the roster said coach Craig Bohl Tuesday according to the Associated Press.

The players, which were paid $9 per hour for collecting signatures, allegedly foraged some of them.

North Dakota: 8 NDSU Players Charged With Faking Signatures On Medical Marijuana Petition

Huffington Post

September 5th, 2012

FARGO, N.D. -- Eight North Dakota State University football players, including four starters, are among 11 people charged with faking petition signatures in a scheme that will keep two well-funded initiatives off the November ballot.

Bison coach Craig Bohl said the players will be eligible to play this weekend against Colorado State and any team discipline would wait until after the criminal case was resolved.

North Dakota: As Issue Strikes ND, A Look At Medical Marijuana In Montana

The Dickinson Press

August 19th, 2012

As Secretary of State Al Jaeger reviews a medical marijuana ballot initiative, a Montana state legislator recommends sending it through the state assembly.

In 2004, Montana passed a medical marijuana initiative through a general election which was hard to regulate, said Montana State Sen. Donald Steinbeisser, R-Sidney.

North Dakota: ND Health Officer - Medical Marijuana Carries Risks

The Dickinson Press

August 15th, 2012

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota's top health official and a supporter of medical marijuana are sparring about whether pot has health benefits.

Health officer Terry Dwelle says the federal Food and Drug Administration hasn't approved marijuana as a medicine.

North Dakota: ND Medical Marijuana Ballot Measure Approved

New England Cable News

June 4th, 2012

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Secretary of State Al Jaeger has approved a ballot measure that would allow people to use marijuana legally in North Dakota for medical reasons.

Jaeger's action Monday means supporters of medical marijuana may begin gathering signatures to put the issue on the ballot.

North Dakota: Medical Marijuana Petition Approved


June 4th, 2012
Should patients be able to use medical marijuana in the state? Voters may be able to decide this November. Secretary of State Al Jaeger today approved for circulation a petition that would place the issue on the ballot if enough signatures are collected.

North Dakota: Medical Marijuana? Not in N.D.

Minot Daily News

May 25th, 2012

North Dakota does not need to become the next state to allow the use of marijuana for medical reasons.

An initiative petition is under review by Secretary of State Al Jaeger. If the petition is approved, supporters would soon begin gathering signatures to get the issue on the ballot. If the proposal gets that far, we urge North Dakota voters to reject the idea.

North Dakota: Lawmaker Heads Medical Marijuana Initiative

Valley News Live

May 23rd, 2012

A Fargo Democratic lawmaker is chairman of a campaign to make marijuana use legal in North Dakota for medical reasons.

Secretary of State Al Jaeger has about a week to review the initiative petition.

After he approves it, medical marijuana supporters may start getting signatures.

North Dakota: Is North Dakota Ready For Medical Marijuana?


May 22nd, 2012

FARGO – A Fargo state legislator submitted a proposed initiative to make using and growing marijuana for medicinal purposes legal.

The petition was turned into Secretary of State Al Jaeger’s office on Tuesday for a title and approval of format.

North Dakota: Fargo Lawmaker Heads Medical Marijuana Initiative In ND

CBS Minnesota

May 22nd, 2012

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Supporters of legalizing medical marijuana in North Dakota turned in a proposed initiative Tuesday to put the issue on the November ballot.

With voters’ approval, the initiative would allow someone who suffers from a debilitating illness to use marijuana with a doctor’s permission. It lists cancer, post-traumatic stress disorder, glaucoma and other illnesses as examples of debilitating conditions.