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The Biggest Problem With Measure 3

Im writing this letter to the editor because I am adamantly opposed to Measure 3, which asks us to approve recreational marijuana in North Dakota.

The single biggest reason we should all be extremely concerned about this measure becoming law is captured in the last sentences of the measure language. It says it would "nullify and repeal any North Dakota Code language which conflicts with chapter 66 01", which would be the new law if the measure passes.

What that means in simple terms is that any current law that covers marijuana now would be repealed. In other words, there would be no rules or regulations on the growing, possessing or selling of marijuana in our state, except to those under 21. The people who wrote the measure admit this is exactly what they want: no rules.

This would be a disaster waiting to happen if it passes. Some say "the legislature will fix it." Will they? After all the abuse theyve taken on their handling of the medical marijuana law, I dont think we should be so sure there will be the required two-thirds majority in each house to repeal and change this bill if its passed.

Please join me in voting NO on Measure 3. Thank you.

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