According to an election official at North Dakota’s secretary of state’s office, a petition to fully legalize marijuana may be heading to the November ballot this year.
The official said in a phone interview that the office is finishing up the signature verification process. This process involves sending a couple thousand postcards to randomly selected signees to confirm information they included when signing ballot petitions. If the postcards come back with inconsistencies, the office looks into it further.
The official said, “As of right now, what’s come back in, there’s nothing that casts a red flag anywhere.”
LegalizeND was the group behind the recreational marijuana petition and has submitted roughly 18,700 signatures to the Secretary of State office in July. To quality for the ballot only 13,452 signatures had been needed.