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Port: North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum: The feds should decriminalize marijuana

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum John Hageman / Forum News Service

Because the initiated measure process is an awful way to make public policy, North Dakota voters last year cast their ballots in favor of a measure to legalize medical marijuana which didn’t actually decriminalize medical marijuana.

So lawmakers had to fix the measure, and their completed bill was signed by Governor Doug Burgum today.

What’s making news about the signing is Burgum admitting that he smoked pot in the 1970’s while touring Alaska – I was born in that state and I can say they’ve long had a relaxed attitude about marijuana up there – but more interesting I believe is Burgum’s call for the feds to decriminalize the drug.

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