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Many times throughout the years, some proceedings with the legalization of marijuana have either been highly (no pun intended) predictable or have taken us completely by surprise. Taking one step ahead of its neighbor Ohio, Michigan officially became the 10th state to allow recreational use of marijuana, and the governor-elect of Illinois has announced his plans to legalize the drug at some point during his term. Meanwhile, Missouri and Utah have broken boundaries by approving medical cannabis into law. So where does that leave another state that has been making headlines: North Dakota? While no action was taken during the election (November 6), the Roughrider State still deserves attention during the ongoing debate over the little green, mind-altering plant. Let’s take a closer look at some facts about legal cannabis in North Dakota.

Major Player

Overall, North Dakota has played a major role in the development of our country’s history, as well as popular culture. Nestled in the northern reaches of the Great Plains, this fairly large state borders the Canadian provinces Saskatchewan and Manitoba, so you can imagine the sort of beauty it offers. Sparsely populated and vast, North Dakota’s landscape tapers from sweeping plains in the north to the expansive Drift Prairie in the south. In an earlier period of history, the state was home to a large population of Native Americans from the Crow, Dakota, Lakota, Santee, Yanktonai, and the Plains Cree. Movie buffs will instantly recognize the city of Fargo as the setting for the 1996 black comedy film Fargo, starring Frances McDormand and William H. Macy.

Conservative Focus

For many years, North Dakota has been traditionally conservative, so its laws regulating marijuana are (for the most part) overly strict. Nevertheless, the Roughrider state did legalize medical-grade cannabis on November 8, 2016, and opened a variety of dispensaries for patients. While it has been making progress with laws for recreational use, lovely North Dakota has not announced any progress since the election. For now, we will just have to wait and see what happens.

Always remember that marijuana does not have control over your life. You do. Are you suffering from a substance use disorder or a severe form of addiction? Do you have a friend or family member suffering from one or more of these debilitating illnesses? If you do, get in touch with Asana Recovery today. Our counselors and healthcare experts are ready to walk you through every step of the detox and withdrawal process and rehabilitation and guide you towards living a happier, healthier, and freer lifestyle. While the road to recovery might not be an easy road to travel, we promise to help you every step of the way. Take the first step to stay fit, healthy, and safe.

The time for you to take back control of your life is now. If you are interested in one of our residential treatment or supervised detoxification/withdrawal programs, we are ready and waiting to speak with you at your disclosure. Call Asana now at (949) 438-4504 to learn how to overcome your drug abuse or addiction troubles today.