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Supporters Turn in Petition to Legalize Cannabis in North Dakota

November 29, 2017
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Supporters of legalizing recreational marijuana in North Dakota are once again hoping to bring the matter to voters.

Secretary of State Al Jaeger says he received a draft petition on Tuesday and is reviewing it. If it’s approved, supporters would need to gather and submit at least 13,452 valid signatures to get a proposed measure on the ballot.

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Petition sponsor Dave Owen of Grand Forks says the petition seeks to make it legal to grow, possess, use and distribute marijuana for people 21 and older. It also seeks to seal the records of anyone convicted of a marijuana-related crime that would be made legal under the measure.

Supporters of legalizing marijuana fell short on petition signatures in 2016.

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  • Karol Hudson

    Regardless of how many petitions the general public votes on, the
    legislatures will NEVER allow the general public to make into law ???

    • farmerlion

      Karol Hudson, that is how you get things done in a very conservative government. It will become very clear to them all when it is on the ballot. I better get on board or I’m not going to be re elected! This issue is not going away. The public will grow and sale their own legal cannabis. The state has totally screwed up with medical marijuana. Many people told them a year ago. Do the right thing. They chose to slap the people in the face and act like we didn’t matter. Now they will see and hear us clearly.

  • farmerlion

    Every person that voted for Medical Marijuana needs to sign this new petition and VOTE!!! There is two more years of people that are old enough to vote now. The vast majority of the youth will support this measure. It’s only a few short years for them to be able to partake in this victory. The state of North Dakota has fought it’s people at every turn on implementing Measure #5. Did they really think that a legalization petition wouldn’t be around the corner if they screwed this up the way they have? People would have been content with MMJ if it had been implemented as presented. Now legalized Cannabis is just around the corner and many politicians won’t be re elected because of the back handed maneuvering they have done on Measure #5. Legalized cannabis is coming across the entire country! Trump is in his last term. Our next president will only be decided by the promise to legalize cannabis nation wide. The rest of the election doesn’t really matter. Congress will do what it wants to as they always have. We determine who gets voted in. CANNABIS will get the VOTES!!!!!

  • WHere does a person go to sign this petition?