FARGO— Some of the petitions to legalize recreational marijuana in North Dakota have hit unexpected roadblocks after US Bank refused to notarize them.
Darius Endres said he took six filled packets to the US Bank on South University Avenue to get them notarized, but was shocked when the banker refused to verify the signatures since the petition was about marijuana.
Endres said, “And I said, ‘Well you’re not really signing the petition. You’re just notarizing my signature.’ Aren’t the merits of the petition kind of irrelevant?”
Minutes later, Endres said he went to another bank with no problem.
“I go a block north to Gate City Bank. That guy says, ‘I don’t even care what it’s for. I just need to check your ID, make sure that’s it, that matches the signature, I have no problems.’ Done,” said Endres.
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