North Dakota Activists Set To Turn In More Than Enough Signatures For Marijuana Legalization Ballot Initiative, Campaign Says

North Dakota Activists Set To Turn In More Than Enough Signatures For Marijuana Legalization Ballot Initiative, Campaign Says
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North Dakota activists say that they’ve collected more than enough signatures to put a marijuana legalization initiative on the November ballot, with plans to submit the petitions to the state on Monday’s deadline. About three months after New Approach ND was cleared by the state to begin signature gathering, the campaign said on Friday that they have about 21,400 signatures on hand that they’re confident are valid, and they expect that number to rise by a couple thousand before submitting them to the secretary of state’s office in a few days. The initiative would allow adults 21 and older to purchase and possess up to one ounce of cannabis and grow up to three plants for personal use. Its provisions largely mirror the House-passed legalization bill that was ultimately rejected by the Senate. In order to qualify for the ballot, the activists need 15,582 valid signatures from registered voters. Secretary of State Al Jaeger’s office has rejected two other ballot initiatives on unrelated issues this cycle after determining that many of the signatures those campaigns collected were invalid, but New Approach ND campaign manager David Owens says they’ve been especially careful about making sure their petitions are sound. “We’re seeing substantial support from both sides of the aisle,” Owens told Marijuana Moment in a phone interview on Friday. “We’ve got Republicans Democrats and Libertarians on the sponsoring committee.” The campaign, he said, has seen significant enthusiasm even in traditionally conservative parts of the red state. While organizers already have a sizable signature buffer, the plan is to make a final push for signatures over the weekend before turning them in on the Monday deadline. “There’s an old saying: ‘Don’t focus on the playoffs until you make it,’” Owens said. “Honestly, every bit of my focus right now is on getting…

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