UPDATE: House Bill 1201 failed to pass its second reading.
House Bill 1201 would legalize marijuana for recreational use, albeit with restrictions.
Simply put, we support this because it is better than the current system. However, we support full legalization and regulation. For nearly 100 years, antiquated marijuana laws have been used to arrest and incarcerate black, brown, indigenous, and minority populations. This must end.
While North Dakota is moving in the right direction with this bill, it could do more.