ND attorney general approves marijuana petition format

Secretary of State Al Jaeger says he has approved the format of a petition regarding marijuana and other controlled substances. The petition can now be circulated to obtain signatures that would place a measure on the ballot to legalize marijuana.

The petition will need almost 13,500 signatures before further action to take place.

The petition title says it would remove certain drugs including marijuana from the schedule 1 controlled substances list.

The Secretary of State has no authority over the text changing the laws listed within the petition.