North Dakota Measure 3, Marijuana Legalization and Automatic Expungement Initiative (2018) - Ballotpedia

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North Dakota Measure 3, the Marijuana Legalization and Automatic Expungement Initiative, is on the ballot in North Dakota as an initiated state statute on November 6, 2018.

A yes vote supports the ballot initiative to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in the state of North Dakota for people 21 years of age or older and create an automatic expungement process for individuals with convictions for a controlled substance that has been legalized. A no vote opposes the ballot initiative to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in the state of North Dakota for people 21 years of age or older and create an automatic expungement process for individuals with convictions for a controlled substance that has been legalized.

On August 13, 2018, the measure was certified for the ballot. Proponents submitted 17,695 signatures and the secretary of state's office found 14,637 to be valid. A total of 13,452 valid signatures are required to secure a place on the ballot.[1]

Initiative design

Measure 3 was designed to do the following:

Legalize the recreational use of marijuana in the state of North Dakota for people 21 years of age or older; Create penalties for the possession or distribution to or by any individuals under 21 years of age; Create an automatic expungement process for individuals with convictions for a controlled substance that has been legalized; and Eliminate the state of North Dakota's immunity from damages resulting from expungement lawsuits. How current is this campaign finance information? The campaign finance information on this page is according to the most recent scheduled reportsCampaign finance report filing deadlines vary by state. Scheduled deadlines are usually based on periodic requirements—such as monthly or quarterly reports—or certain lengths of time before and after elections. Some states require interim reports in response to contributions of a certain size in addition to scheduled reports. It is not uncommon for reports to be filed late for a given campaign finance deadline., which covered through May 11, 2018. The deadlineCampaign finance report deadlines are set by law. It is not uncommon for reports to be filed after the deadlines. Ballotpedia updates the reports as soon as possible after the campaign finance filing deadline. for the next scheduled reports is October 5, 2018. Looking for more information about marijuana on the ballot in 2018? Explore other Ballotpedia articles on the subject below. Missouri Amendment 2 • Missouri Amendment 3 • Missouri Proposition C • Oklahoma State Question 788 • Utah Proposition 2 NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws “ ” ND Association of City and County Health Officials Fargo Police Chief David Todd said, "There is going to be some societal costs to this if it goes into effect, and I'm concerned that people aren't hearing about those society costs." Todd called the measure "a large-scale experiment with public health and safety." The Vote No on 3 ND campaign website featured the following arguments: "Passage of Measure 3 will create BAD LAW in North Dakota, period. The measure is seriously flawed! There are no logical, scientific or philosophical arguments that can justify the passage of a measure that would make North Dakota the most liberal state for the regulation and control of recreational marijuana in the nation with nearly no protections for our citizens and children. We believe this is NOT what North Dakotans want." +/-4.55 461 Political factors and marijuana legalization, 2012-2018 State • mental health and addiction and treatment services “ Although North Dakota was one of the first states to adopt voter registration prior to the turn of the century, it abolished it in 1951. It is also worth noting that North Dakota law still provides cities with the ability to register voters for city elections. ”

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