April 9, 2012

Marijuana Policy In North Dakota

April 9, 2012
north dakota marijuana

north dakota marijuanaNorth Dakota Marijuana Policy

I’ve always wondered how much Canadian marijuana comes through North Dakota, since North Dakota shares a border with Canada and there isn’t much enforcement up there. With so much Canadian marijuana trying to get into the United States, it seems like a logical entry point to me, but I will leave that up to the comments section to decide. Below are the current marijuana laws in North Dakota, courtesy of North Dakota NORML:

Decriminalized? — No.

Possession of less than ½ oz is a misdemeanor, punishable by 30 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.

Possession of less than ½ oz while operating a vehicle is a misdemeanor, punishable by 1 year in jail and a $1,000 fine.

Possession of ½ to 1 oz is a misdemeanor, punishable by 1 year in jail and a $2,000 fine.

First convictions for the above offenses can be removed from the record after 2 years of no further criminal violations. Positive drug test is considered a possession violation during this time.

Possession of more than 1 oz is a felony, punishable by 5 years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

Distributing or cultivating less than 100lbs is a felony, punishable by 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Distributing or cultivating 100 lbs or more is a felony, punishable by 20 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Distributing or cultivating within 1,000 feet of a school is a felony, increasing the penalties in both categories.

Any conviction for paraphernalia results in drug addiction evaluation and classes.

Medical Program? — No.

Want to reform the marijuana laws in North Dakota? Below are some great places to get started, via our North Dakota activism page:

North Dakota Marijuana Policy Project
http://www.mpp.org/states/north-dakota/

North Dakota Americans for Safe Access
http://www.safeaccessnow.org/article.php?id=246

North Dakota Students for Sensible Drug Policy
http://ssdp.org/chapters/mountain-plains/north-dakota

Share:

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on pinterest
Pinterest
Share on reddit
Reddit
Recent & Related Posts
Recent & Related Posts