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If everyone is so worried about the language of Measure 3, maybe you should call your legislators and representatives and tell them to do their job. They have drug their feet on the medical marijuana measure long enough, so "We the people" took a stand and are doing it for them.

It's pretty horrifying that people who need this medicine have been waiting years for relief, and the people who are supposed to be representing us, seem to be dragging their feet. I also think it's funny that as soon as Measure 3 was put on the ballot, they started to pick up the pace on approving grow operations and dispensaries. The state government's job is to fine tune these measures, once they are approved, and make them work the way they are supposed to.

Also, here are the biggest donors for the anti-Measure 3 movement: Steve Scheel, owner of Scheels All Sports ($10,000). The North Dakota Petroleum Council ($10,000), who would have to compete with cheaper and cleaner oil and plastic products from hemp. Even our very own attorney general, Wayne Stenehjem, gave $1,000 of his "own" money.

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So, think for yourself. Let's approve this measure, write laws that would control and tax marijuana, and make it work for North Dakota. Think about what a few million extra dollars could do for property tax relief, schools, roads, bridges, and public works. Maybe we can fix the budget this way, instead of buying out hundreds of state workers.

Jayden Hanson, Bismarck

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