North Dakotans reject recreational pot

November 9, 2022

BISMARCK, N.D. (KFGO) – The proposal to allow recreational marijuana in North Dakota has been defeated. The final, unofficial vote total was 107, 299 in favor with 130,873 against Measure 2.

Measure 2 Committee Chairman David Owen of Grand Forks would not concede defeat in an interview with KFGO News at an event held by marijuana supporters Tuesday evening as votes continued to be tallied.

The measure would have legalized the possession and purchase of small amounts of marijuana for adults 21 and older. It would have also allowed adults to grow limited amounts of marijuana at home.

In recent weeks, law enforcement from across the state spoke out against legalization along with several business organizations.

North Dakota voters approved the legalization of medical marijuana in 2016 but rejected a recreational legalization measure four years ago.