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Plans to Promote the Recreational Use of Marijuana Draw Fire

| October 2, 2013


PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Plans to run ads that would promote a referendum to legalize the recreational use of marijuana are drawing fire.  The ads are funded by the Marijuana Policy Project, a non profit organization that aims to legalize marijuana.  The ads would be run on Portland area buses and bus shelters and would suggest that marijuana is safer than alcohol.  David Faulkner, executive director of Day One, an agency that treats teen drug and alcohol abuse, says the ads are “disturbing.” Others point out that children ride the buses to school.   The president of the bus agency’s board says they may take a closer look at the issue.   In November, Portland voters will be asked to legalize recreational marijuana use by adults over 21.

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