Marijuana Policy Project Endorses North Dakota Initiative

By Benjie Cooper

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In a press release posted to their website on Wednesday, September 19, the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) announced their official endorsement of Legalize ND’s Measure 3, an initiative that would legalize marijuana for adults over the age of 21 and expunge past cannabis convictions in the state of North Dakota.

“The Marijuana Policy Project supports Measure 3 and strongly encourages North Dakotans to vote in favor of this important initiative,” said MPP Deputy Director Matthew Schweich. “North Dakota’s current marijuana prohibition laws are ineffective and wasteful, causing more harm to consumers and to the community than marijuana itself.”

“It is time for North Dakota to join the growing number of states that have ended prohibition and taken new, more sensible approaches to controlling marijuana,” he said.

MPP is the largest organization in the United States with the exclusive purpose of changing the country’s marijuana policies and will gather supporters for the initiative in North Dakota and assist Legalize ND with strategy and fundraising.

“We’re thrilled to have MPP’s support, and we look forward to working with them in the weeks leading up to Election Day,” said Legalize ND Chair David Owen. “With their help, we’ll continue to educate voters about the benefits of legalization and the harms of prohibition.”

MPP is also supporting two other ballot initiatives up for public vote in November; Proposal 1 which would legalize adult-use marijuana in Michigan, and Proposition 2 which would permit medicinal cannabis in Utah.

In the past, MPP has played an important part in successful legalization efforts in Colorado, Alaska, Massachusetts, Maine, and Nevada.