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WHERE DO I VOTE 'NO' FOR THE LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA?
ON YOUR BALLOT, YOU VOTE ON "Initiated Statutory Measure No. 2"
WHAT EXACTLY WOULD CHANGE IF THIS BALLOT MEASURE GOES THROUGH?
FROM THE TEXT: "This initiated measure would create a new chapter of the North Dakota Century Code. It would legalize the production, processing, and sale of cannabis and the possession and use of various forms of cannabis by individuals who are 21 years of age or older, within limitations as to location; direct a state entity to regulate and register businesses that produce or dispense cannabis for use by individuals aged 21 years or older, and the businesses’ agents; permit an individual aged 21 years or older to possess a limited amount of cannabis product; provide protections, limitations, penalties, and employer rights relating to use of cannabis products; and specify that fees are to be appropriated for administration of the chapter."
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR NORTH DAKOTA KIDS
FROM THIER SITE: When a North Dakota resident calls 988, a trained member of the state's Lifeline crisis center, FirstLink, answers. FirstLink staff listen to the caller, understand how their problem is affecting them, provide support, and share resources if needed. If additional support is needed, FirstLink connects the person to their local Human Service Center’s mobile crisis team.
IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY, NOTIFY 911 IMMEDIATELY. IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS EXPERIENCING SUICIDAL THOUGHTS OR BEHAVIORS, TELL SOMEONE TRUSTWORTHY WHO CAN DELIVER HELP SUCH AS A PARENT, GUARDIAN OR COUNSELOR.
MARIJUANA ADDICTION INFORMATION
FROM THEIR SITE "Marijuana use can lead to the development of problem use, known as a marijuana use disorder, which takes the form of addiction in severe cases. Recent data suggest that 30% of those who use marijuana may have some degree of marijuana use disorder.18 People who begin using marijuana before the age of 18 are four to seven times more likely to develop a marijuana use disorder than adults."
SAM (SMART APPROACHES TO MARIJUNA)
FROM THEIR SITE: "Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) is an alliance of organizations and individuals dedicated to a health-first approach to marijuana policy. We are professionals working in mental health and public health. We are bipartisan. We are medical doctors, lawmakers, treatment providers, preventionists, teachers, law enforcement officers and others who seek a middle road between incarceration and legalization." Check out their resources page.