North Dakota Governor Burgum Decriminalizes Pot
Carol McCarthy | May 13, 2019 AT 7:45 am
(Bismarck, ND) -- Governor Doug Burgum is decriminalizing marijuana.Governor Doug Burgum is decriminalizing marijuana. He signed House Bill 1050 into law last week. The new law establishes that it's no longer a crime to have up to half an ounce of marijuana. Having that much pot used to be a misdemeanor with jail time attached. Under the new law, possessing smaller amounts of marijuana -- while it carries no jail time -- may still bring fines. Having larger amounts of pot, or plans to traffic it, can also bring harsher sentences. The law goes into effect in August.