Former North Dakota AG leads new group opposing legalized marijuana

As North Dakota voters look to decide whether to approve adult-use cannabis in the state’s November general election, opposition is mounting.

Former North Dakota Attorney General Bob Wefald is reportedly leading a statewide campaign against Measure 3, the ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana.

Fargo TV station KVRR reported that a variety of groups are opposing the measure, including:

  • North Dakotans Against the Legalization of Recreational Marijuana
  • Cass County Sheriff’s Office
  • Smart Approaches to Marijuana
  • Greater North Dakota Chamber

Opponents believe Measure 3 is full of potential issues – including a rise in violent crimes, impaired driving fatalities and workplace problems, Wefald said.

Supporters of the ballot measure, including Legalize ND, dispute those claims.

The proposal seeks to legalize marijuana for people 21 and older and also seal the records of anyone convicted of a marijuana-related crime that would be made legal under the measure.

North Dakota’s medical marijuana market could potentially launch late this year.

– Associated Press and Marijuana Business Daily

3 comments on “Former North Dakota AG leads new group opposing legalized marijuana
  1. Ted Stevens on

    “Opponents believe Measure 3 is full of potential issues – including a rise in violent crimes, impaired driving fatalities and workplace problems, Wefald said”

    Another 76 year old dinosaur that’s been steeped in propaganda for decades and chooses to ignore data. Grow up or go away, old timer. The world has changed and Americans ought to take this market.

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  2. Larry Tollison on

    Do no vote for anyone who is negative about legalizing cannabis! Let’s make America great when president Washington grew hemp and everyone else. Tired of seeing American people lied to by elected officials

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