Commentary: Attorney says plain reading of recreational marijuana measure it legalizes driving while stoned

Mark Friese is a defense attorney with the Vogel Law Firm in Fargo. He supports decriminalizing marijuana for recreational use. He also says he's "more than likely" to vote for the ballot measure to make recreational marijuana legal in North Dako...

Mark Friese is a defense attorney with the Vogel Law Firm in Fargo. He supports decriminalizing marijuana for recreational use. He also says he’s “more than likely” to vote for the ballot measure to make recreational marijuana legal in North Dakota in November (it will be Measure 3 on the ballot).

But when two law enforcement groups recently passed a resolution opposing the measure – the North Dakota Peace Officers Association, as wells the Sheriffs and Deputies Association, are arguing that the measure’s decriminalization is so broad it will make things such as driving while stoned legal – Friese says they have a point.

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