State leaders comment on marijuana policy

Published: Jan. 4, 2018 at 7:58 PM CST
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The Trump Administration rolled back Obama-era policies that had paved the way for the legalization of pot in many states, including North Dakota.

The move threatens the marijuana industry and could result in a legal showdown between federal law enforcement and the states.

After that announcement today, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., made this statement: "I'm going to continue to follow this situation to see how it will impact our state, especially after North Dakotans made their voices heard and voted to legalize medical marijuana."

Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., also commented on the issues stating: "I supported a provision that would prevent the Justice Department from using federal funds to interfere with states, like North Dakota, where medical marijuana is legal."

Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., said today, "If they won't to legalize marijuana, if they want to legalize marijuana in increments, if they want to legalize it for medical use and not recreation use. Whatever states want to do, I think it should be up to states."