HELLO AND WELCOME TO LEGALIZE ND

We are a grassroots organization fighting to reform marijuana laws in North Dakota. We are currently organizing a ballot measure for the 2020 Presidential Election. The petition process will be starting soon. For updates, click here.

REMINDER - DON'T CONFUSE THE 2 SEPARATE PETITIONS
There are currently 2 different and unrelated groups leading petition drives to legalize cannabis in North Dakota. 

North Dakota Cannabis Caucus - Is currently collecting signatures for a Constitutional Amendment for the North Dakota June 2020 Primary Election . They are not affiliated with this group.

Legalize ND - This our group and we were behind Measure 3 in the 2018 election.  We will be collecting signatures soon for the November 2020 Presidential Election. You can read the measure below.

We feel it is important the public is aware  these are different. You could potentially sign the same petition twice (and get your signature thrown out) or not sign one, thinking you have already signed.
​​2020 BALLOT INITIATIVE 
LANGUAGE HAS BEEN RELEASED!

(Note: This was written by a North Dakota attorney and will be voted on by the 25+ member Legalize ND committee in the upcoming weeks)

Highlights of the proposed measure include:
 
- 2 ounce limit to adults 21 years of age. Product cannot be in a passenger area of a vehicle. No person could consume marijuana in a public place (like alcohol) or smoke marijuana where smoking tobacco is prohibited.

- Existing penalties would remain in place for persons driving while impaired by marijuana.

- Bans home growing for personal use. Must be purchased from a licensed and state regulated facility to grow a tested "safe product." Cities reserve the right to reject and limit retail stores in their communities.

- Selling to anyone under 21 or "obviously intoxicated" will result in a Class A Misdemeanor.

- Implements child safety measure such as requiring edibles be in a child proof container and more than 1 ounce must be securely locked up in a home. Limits advertising and bans marketing to children and people under 21.

- In addition to existing state and local taxes, this establishes a 10% excise tax. This tax will first cover all state commission costs with the remainder being allocated with

- 50% to the general fund
- 10% to Health and Human Services for use in addiction treatment programs
- 10% to Department of Education
- 10% to the Legacy Fund
- 10 percent to North Dakota Parks and Recreation 
- 10 percent to Department of Commerce for workforce development.

- Workplaces could still enforce policies restricting the consumption of marijuana by employees.

- Expunges low level marijuana and paraphernalia posession charges from criminal records. Does not expunge records of large quantities or people who were charged with distribution (dealers). North Dakota residents eligible for expungement must pay a fee to initiate the process.

A three-member Marijuana Control Commission, with no political party in the majority, would oversee the general supervision, licensing authority and be the sole regulatory authority over marijuana retail stores and manufacturers. The governor would appoint the three members.

The governor may also create and appoint a Marijuana Advisory Board of no more than 10 members to make recommendations on the regulation of marijuana and accessories.
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If you want to support this proposed ballot measure by making a donation, please click the "Donate Now Button" below. You can make a one time donation or check the "Make This Recurring" box to donate monthly or quarterly.  We are a grass roots organization and the opposition is backed by the pharmaceutical, medical, oil, and alcohol industries. We can't do this this without your support.  

If you would like to support this cause in other ways, including helping us gather signatures, please email us at [email protected]

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THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING LEGALIZE IT FEST!


The first ever Legalize It Fest was held on July 1-2 at The Aquarium in Fargo. Thank you for making it a big success! This would not have happened without the support of the 9 bands, The Aquarium, sponsors, volunteers, guest speakers (including 2 Fargo City Commissioners!), and to everyone who made a donation!

​LEGALIZE IT FEST WAS SPONSORED BY
46 And 2 Tattoo, Radio Free Fargo, Mother's Music, and Soul Fiend Studios.

LEGALIZE IT FEST BANDS INCLUDED
The Knotties, Baltic To Boardwalk, Kipp G, Palien Vasion, Breez, Dizzy D, Mr Meaner, Seriously Hot Sh*t, Mikey D, and The Stovepipes

LEGALIZE IT FEST SPEAKERS INCLUDED
City Commissioners John Strand and Tony Gehrig
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LEGISLATOR CANNABIS FREEDOM SCORES ARE NOW AVAILABLE!

We have reviewed all the legislators  and assigned them a "Cannabis Freedom Score Letter Grade." We have also highlighted the legislators who who have gone above and beyond to champion reform. On the flip side we have highlighted the legislators we feel have actively attempted to kill any reform. We hope this information helps you when determing who to vote for in 2020. Continue Reading...
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HELP US WRITE THE PERFECT BALLOT MEASURE

We are in the process of writing the 2020 ballot measure and we would like your feedback. Please read and send your comments to [email protected]
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