Anti-Legalization Groups Have More Funding in North Dakota | Marijuana

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Date:
Thursday, Oct 18, 2018

Despite growing interest in North Dakota’s marijuana legalization ballot measure among the state’s voters, it is groups and individuals from outside the state who are driving much of the funding on either side of the debate heading up to Election Day on Nov. 6, 2018. And newly filed campaign finance reports show that opponents have far more resources on hand than do supporters of ending cannabis prohibition. Measure 3, the Marijuana Legalization and Automatic Expungement Initiative, would legally allow the recreational use of marijuana for people 21 and older, including “growing, manufacturing, distributing, selling or testing of marijuana.” It would also create an automatic process to expunge the criminal records of “individuals with convictions for a controlled substance that has been legalized.” The proposal was certified for the ballot in August 2018, with advocates having collected 1,100 more valid signatures than the 13,452 required to place it before voters. Two campaign

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