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Maine Now Poised to Vote for Marijuana Legalization in November

Legalization Posted Jan 31 2016

This week in Maine, the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol turned in over 100,000 signatures for their petition to bring recreational marijuana to a vote this November. The requirement is only 61,000 signatures but even with some signatures being denied, it is extremely unlikely that the petition will not be accepted. Across the state, almost 80% of Mainers believe marijuana should be sold within a licensed business. If the vote in November passes, adults over 21 will be able to puchase up to 2.5 oz of cannabis as well as grow a limited amount of plants at home.

"This initiative will replace the underground marijuana market with a tightly controlled system of legitimate, taxpaying businesses that create good jobs for Maine residents," Boyer said. "It will also make Maine safer by allowing enforcement officials to spend more time addressing serious crimes instead of enforcing failed marijuana prohibition laws."

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