Commentary: It’s time for North Dakota to legalize pot

By law they needed less than 14,000 to qualify for the November ballot. Barring some unforeseen problems with the petitions this issue will be before North Dakota voters in the fall.

This humble observer hopes the state’s voters cast their ballots for legal marijuana.

For one thing, legalizing recreational marijuana would likely render the efforts to implement the absurd medicinal marijuana statute approved by voters in 2016 moot.

That law, so poorly written by organizers of the measure that it had to be modified by lawmakers in their 2017 session so it was workable, is a testament to why legislating at the ballot more at