After being disappointed with lawmakers, a local man is asking the community to help legalize marijuana in North Dakota. Ray Morgan, a Fargo man suffering from severe back pain is leading the fight.
He’s asking the community to sign a petition. He’s formed a committee of 25 people, and if they get approval from the Secretary of State they can start collecting signatures. They need 13,500 people need to sign on. If they get that, you will be able to or against legalizing medical marijuana on the November 2016 ballot.
Morgan didn’t just wake up one morning and decide to start a petition; he’s found hope in seeing other states legalizing marijuana, and locally thinks the general election will give it more action. “I visited with friends all over the state and for the most part everyone would vote for this initiated measure,” he says, “I think the legislature just a little bit narrow minded in their thinking and I think this will pass relatively easy once we get it on the ballot.”