In yet another example of how conservative/Republican points of view are changing on hot-button social issues (gay marriage, anyone?), members of a group affiliated with the North Dakota Republican Party voted over the weekend in favor of a proposed constitutional ballot measure which would legalize recreational marijuana.
The North Dakota Young Republicans describe themselves as “a chapter of the Young Republican National Federation” and “the young professional arm of the North Dakota Republican Party.” It’s membership ranges from 18 to 40 years old.
This weekend the group had their state convention in Bismarck, featuring speeches by former Governor Ed Schafer and U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer, among others.
NDYR policy director Raheem Williams told me the convention attendees voted for the pro-marijuana constitutional amendment. “We aren’t releasing the tallies to non-members. But the marijuana legalization vote was very close,” he told me.