North Dakota voters appear poised to legalize marijuana via a ballot measure next month, according to a new poll.

North Dakotans will vote this November on a ballot measure to legalize recreational marijuana, state officials announced Monday.

Supporters of marijuana legalization in North Dakota have submitted more than 18,000 signatures to the secretary of state in support of a measure that would fully legalize the drug, well above the 13,452 signatures required to put the question on the November ballot.

State rules governing North Dakota's new medical marijuana program will go into effect April 1 after a legislative committee reviewed the guidelines Monday, March 12.

The state legalized MMJ in 2016, but patients may have to wait until next winter for their medicine.

The North Dakota Department of Health received 97 letters from those intending to apply to be a medical marijuana manufacturer or dispensary, a figure that surprised state officials running the program.

TRAILL COUNTY, ND (WDAZ-TV) - Budding blooms could bring big bucks to local farmers, as they get ready to grow medical marijuana.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — State health officials have set a tentative timeline for establishing a medical marijuana industry in North Dakota, with a goal of having the drug available to patients next spring.

The state will receive a total of 84,250 pounds of industrial hemp seed this year with seed distributed in 50-pound bags.

MINOT -- A Republican Minot senator raised concerns about the price of medical marijuana at a town hall meeting over the weekend -- making note that he asked for a fee of only $25 to get an authorization card instead of the $200 fee proposed so far in the Senate bill.

BISMARCK — A Senate bill rewriting language of Measure 5 would institute $300 fees for applicants wanting medical marijuana cards and a $100,000 fee for certification of compassion centers that would manufacture and dispense the substance.

BISMARCK — The 2014 Farm Bill allowed for universities and state departments of agriculture to create pilot programs for the growing of industrial hemp. But it didn’t change the Controlled Substances Act or make hemp completely legal.

After a successful first year growing industrial hemp, the North Dakota Department of Agriculture is seeking producers for year two.

BISMARCK, N.D. - Measure 5, an effort to legalize medical marijuana has passed in North Dakota.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A group pushing to legalize medical marijuana in North Dakota is making a last-minute advertising push thanks to a surprise donation from a national organization.

If passed, Measure 5 would allow people to possess up to 3 ounces of medical marijuana for treatment of up to nearly a dozen medical conditions.

After trying their hand at the crop, some North Dakota producers want to grow more.

BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota's first crop of industrial hemp is showing promise, with returns better than a lot of other commodities.

A measure allowing people in North Dakota to purchase marijuana for treatment of nearly a dozen medical conditions will be placed on the Nov. 8 ballot.

FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) – People trying to get medical marijuana legalized in North Dakota are using the Bernie Sanders rally to up the numbers on the petition currently in circulation.