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If Marijuana Legalization Has Been So Bad for Other States, Why Have So Many of Them Done It?

If Marijuana Legalization Has Been So Bad for Other States, Why Have So Many of Them Done It?

When opponents of Measure 3, which would legalize recreational marijuana in North Dakota, make their case against the proposal they often cite statistics from other parts of the country where marijuana has been legalized. The intent is to provide for us a cautionary tale about how legalizing marijuana might go in our state. A recent

Print Column: Health Department’s Fiscal Note for Recreational Marijuana Measure Is Ridiculous

MINOT, N.D.—The Legislative Management Committee in Bismarck recently considered reports on the fiscal impacts of the four ballot measures on our November ballot. This is an important step in the legislative process, allowing the various state agencies to chime in on what sort of impacts these measures might have if they’re approved by voters. For

Podcast: North Dakotans Against Legalizing Recreational Marijuana, Kevin Cramer Takes Calls

Bob Wefald, spokesman for North Dakotans Against Legalizing Recreational Marijuana, was on the show today to make his organization’s case against Measure 3. Also Congressman Kevin Cramer joined for his weekly open phones segment, taking calls. The full episode is below. If you can’t listen live, get the podcast:

Close Up Marijuana Bud and Leaves on Indoor Plant

Reported Cost of Implementing Recreational Marijuana Measure Seems Inflated

Today the Legislative Management Committee in Bismarck is receiving a report on the fiscal impacts of the four measures on the statewide ballot. You can read the agenda for the meeting here. That PDF contains links to the reports on all of the measures. The report on Measure 3, to legalize recreational marijuana, is the

Kelsey Grammer Cuts Ad for Marsy’s Law

The vast majority of North Dakota’s legal system – from cops to defense attorneys to prosecutors to victim’s rights groups – is united in opposition to Measure 3. That’s Marsy’s Law, which sitting state Supreme Court Justice Dale Sandstrom called “a hobby farm for an eccentric billionaire.” But television’s Dr. Frasier Crane thinks it’s ok

North Dakota Supreme Court Justice Dale Sandstrom listens to oral arguments Tuesday Oct. 30, 2012 in the Baker Courtroom at the University of North Dakota Law School. John Stennes / Forum News Service

ND Supreme Court Justice Dale Sandstrom Calls Marsy’s Law “a Hobby Farm for an Eccentric Billionaire”

North Dakota Supreme Court Justice Dale Sandstrom will be stepping down at the end of his current term, to be replaced by either Judge Jerod Tufte or Bismarck attorney Robert Bolinske who are competing on the November ballot. Yesterday he spoke to the Cass County Bar Association and a SAB reader in attendance tipped me

Kathleen Wrigley, chair of the Marsy's Law for North Dakota ballot measure, announces Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, in Fargo the measure for the November 2016 ballot with the sooty of area victims' rights advocates. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Audio: ND Fraternal Order of Police Says Marsy’s Law Would Complicate Investigations, Proponent Says Critics Are Misinformed

I had both sides of the Marsy’s Law issue on my radio show yesterday. Grant Benjamin, president of the North Dakota Fraternal Order of Police, was on to discuss his organization’s recent decision to oppose the ballot measure which is number 3 on the November ballot. Benjamin, saying that the vote was unanimous against the

Attorney At Heart Of DSU Foundation Mess Was Spokesman Against Measure 3

It’s ironic that, shortly after voters rejected Measure 3 which was put on the ballot by a frustrated Legislature to address problems in higher education by restructuring the university system’s governance, the system once again finds itself embroiled in scandal. The Dickinson State University Foundation is in chaos, with finances so thoroughly screwed up that

Make No Mistake: North Dakota's University System Is Fundamentally Flawed

In an editorial about the outcome of Measure 3, a constitutional amendment to reform the way the state’s university system is governed which lost by a wide margin on election day, the Fargo Forum praises the wisdom of the voters. Which is ironic given editorial writer Jack Zaleski’s angst-ridden rant about the outcome of Measure 5

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