A Senate committee is looking at a measure to allow adults to buy and use small amounts of marijuana for recreational purposes.
The legal limit would be one ounce of marijuana.
The bill has already passed the House. The sponsor – Rep. Jason Dockter (R-Bismarck) – told the Senate Human Services Committee he did it to head off a potential initiated measure.
"A lot of time, we're reactive in government," Dockter said. "I wanted to do something proactive."
Dockter said like alcohol, the state has issues with all types of drugs, including marijuana.