North Dakota Pardon Advisory Board still seeking more applicants under new marijuana policy

Craig Bjorland didn’t get to see his stepdaughter graduate from military basic training in 2017.

“I flew to Texas to go to her graduation and I wasn’t allowed on base because of my marijuana charge,” he said.

Instead, he drove around Dallas in a rental car to kill time.


In 2010, Bjorland was pulled over and arrested for what he said was a small amount of marijuana and paraphernalia. He paid fines and completed community service for two misdemeanor offenses.


Now those convictions are gone.