Summary of North Dakota’s House Bill 1050 as amended by the House and Senate conference committee

  • Reclassifies and reduces criminal penalties for marijuana possession

    • Half an ounce or less: infraction with a maximum $1,000 fine

    • More than half an ounce but not more than 500 grams: Class B misdemeanor (maximum penalty of 30 days imprisonment and/or a fine of $1,500)

    • More than 500 grams: Class A misdemeanor (maximum penalty of 360 days imprisonment and/or a fine of $3,000)

  • Reclassifies possession of marijuana paraphernalia as an infraction

  • An individual’s third infraction within a year may be treated as a Class B misdemeanor

  • Calls on the legislature to “consider studying the implications of the potential adoption of an initiated measure allowing the use of recreational marijuana”