Legalize ND Ballot Measure Details
These are the details on the North Dakota 2020 Ballot Measure. The petition is now available to sign!

Highlights of the proposed measure include:
- 2 ounce limit to adults 21 years of age or older. The 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.

- The existing penalties would remain in place for people driving while impaired by marijuana.

- This measure bans home growing for personal use. All marijuana must be purchased from a licensed & 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 the ND Department of Education
- 10% to the ND 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. it only expunges the records of crimes that will be legal under this ballot measure. It 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.