North Dakota Highway Patrol issues Minnesota marijuana warning

(Fargo, ND) -- A warning is coming from the North Dakota Highway Patrol when it comes to the legalized use of marijuana in Minnesota beginning Tuesday August 1st. 

"Being we are a border city, when we have those types of things that are changing on the other side of the river, is that people need to understand, is that drug paraphernalia, marijuana is still illegal in North Dakota. If you can maybe be illegally possessing something in that state and you cross the border, it becomes a criminal offense, whether it's a misdemeanor offense, and in the case of some types of paraphernalia, it can be a felony offense in North Dakota," said Captain Bryan Niewind.

Niewind says all drug laws will be enforced in North Dakota, regardless of laws passed in Minnesota. 

Niewind appeared on The Flag's "What's on Your Mind".