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Legalize ND Begins New Push To Make Marijuana Legal

The group's latest proposal would limit possession to 2 ounces, and wouldn't allow home growing

BISMARCK, ND — A group that pushed to legalize marijuana in North Dakota last year is back for another try. Legalize ND expects to submit a new proposed initiative to the secretary of state’s office soon. The group’s leader, David Owen, said the new measure will be far more specific than the one that voters soundly defeated in November. The…

Petition Drive To Make All Forms of Cannabis Legal Hits A Roadblock

Group Behind Effort To Change Constitution Withdraws Petition, Plans To Make Changes

BISMARCK, ND — An effort to change the North Dakota constitution to make the cannabis plant legal has been put on hold. The group submitted a proposed petition to Secretary of State Al Jaeger on Monday but Tuesday they withdrew it. Group chairman John Bailey, of Courtenay, says the petition will be resubmitted in about a week after some changes are…

What You Need to Know: A Breakdown of the North Dakota Measures on the Ballot

While representatives from Measures 2 and 4 were not there to speak, people from each Measure 1 were

Representatives supporting the city of Fargo’s measure one, the state’s measure one and measure three are answering voter’s questions before tomorrow’s election. In our “Lead Story”, KVRR’s Jessie Cohen went to the open forum and tells us what supporters say you need to know. Jessie? TJ and Alison the language on the ballots can be confusing, but supporters of Measure…

Group Against ND Legalizing Marijuana Says Measure 3 Doesn’t Protect Citizens

They say states like Colorado aren't reaping all the benefits that were promised

FARGO, N.D. — With less than a month to go before Election Day, there’s plenty of talk of Measure 3, which would legalize recreational marijuana. A major argument is that states like Colorado aren’t reaping all the benefits that were promised with legal weed. The group North Dakotans Against the Legalization of Recreational Marijuana points to a letter from the…

Anti-Marijuana Group Speaks Out Against Measure 3 as Election Day Approaches

The measure would legalize marijuana

FARGO, N.D. — “Healthy and Productive North Dakota Against Measure Three,” a group opposing the legalization of marijuana, is pushing their message as Election Day approaches. They argue that states like Colorado aren’t reaping all the benefits that were promised with legal weed. They say it’s a bad idea to legalize marijuana in the midst of the opioid crisis and that…

Volunteers Advocate for “Yes” Vote on Measure 3, Which Would Legalize Marijuana

They say states that have already legalized it are seeing benefits

FARGO, N.D. — When you head to the polls, you’ll see something on the ballot called Measure 3. It will legalize marijuana in the state of North Dakota, and advocates say that would help many families. “I have several friends with chronic illnesses that will not be able to use medicinal marijuana, and that really upsets me,” Lacey Planteen, a volunteer…

Petitions Delivered To Legalize Marijuana And Establish Special License Plates

If the marijuana measure is approved by voters it would be legal to grow, use and distribute marijuana for people 21 and older

BISMARCK, N.D. — Legal recreational marijuana is one step closer to a public vote in North Dakota. Sponsors of the initiative have delivered petitions with nearly 19-thousand signatures to the secretary of state’s office. In order to get the measure on the November ballot, nearly 13-thousand 5-hundred signatures must be valid. The secretary of state has until August 13 to…

“Reform Fargo” Wants To Change The Way People Vote

Group needs just under 2,200 valid signatures to get the issue on the ballot

FARGO, N.D. — A citizens group is collecting signatures to change Fargo’s method of electing city candidates. “Reform Fargo” hopes to put approval voting on the November ballot. It doesn’t believe that commissioners should be elected by small percentages as has happened in the past. In June, nine candidates are running for two open seats. Two years ago, 11 candidates…

Petition Approved to Create Ethics Commission

A group is trying to establish an ethics commission in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. — A petition effort has been approved for a group trying to establish an ethics commission in North Dakota. The commission would adopt rules for corruption, elections and lobbying and for reporting alleged violations. Secretary of State Al Jaeger says the group must collect nearly 27,000 valid signatures by July 9. If they do, the constitutional initiated measure…

Petitions Approved As Group Seeks To Raise Minimum Wage to $15 An Hour

Group Needs 13,452 Valid Signatures To Make November Ballot

BISMARCK, N.D. — A group seeking to raise North Dakota’s minimum wage to $15 an hour can begin circulating petitions. Secretary of State Al Jaeger has approved the format of the petition. Supporters need to gather and submit at least 13,452 valid signatures by July 9 to get a proposed measure on the November ballot. Scott Nodland of Bismarck, chairman…