North Dakota voters rejected a measure to fully legalize marijuana Election Day Nov. 6, 2018.
With 100 percent of precincts reporting, the initiative, Measure 3, was rejected 59 percent to 41 percent.
Under the proposed law, adults 21 and older would no longer have been subjected to criminal penalties for growing, consuming, selling or distributing cannabis. The measure, however, would have established penalties for the possession or distribution of marijuana to or by anyone younger than 21.
Measure 3 also included an automatic expungement system, which would have wiped the records of individuals who’ve been convicted of drug-related offenses that are now legal.
Additionally, the measure would have changed the definition of drug paraphernalia to exclude products used for cannabis.
LegalizeND was the main committee backing the measure. NORML and the Marijuana Policy Project also threw their support behind the initiative.
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