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Marijuana Bill Rejected by Committee

Marijuana Bill Rejected by Committee

| May 29, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – A legislative committee has voted to reject a bill seeking to legalize marijuana for recreational use in Maine, but supporters say the real fight will be on the House floor. Democratic Rep. Diane Russell’s bill was rejected Thursday by the criminal justice committee and would have allowed people 21 and older […]

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Key Financial Statement about Maine Marijuana Vote Due Soon

Key Financial Statement about Maine Marijuana Vote Due Soon

| May 27, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Maine officials have less than a week to provide a financial impact statement that a pro-marijuana group needs to begin collecting signatures for its petition. Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol wants to ask voters if they want to legalize recreational marijuana use. The group is backed by the national Marijuana […]

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Marijuana on Maine Ballot

Marijuana on Maine Ballot

| March 27, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – A third effort is afoot to get marijuana legalization on Maine’s ballot. Democratic state Rep. Mark Dion of Portland says he is talking to other legislators about co-sponsoring his bill. The bill proposes to ask residents about creation, regulation and taxation of a structure for recreational use of marijuana. It includes […]

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Activists Aim to Legalize Pot in More Maine Cities

Activists Aim to Legalize Pot in More Maine Cities

| June 9, 2014

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) – Activists who succeeded in legalizing possession of marijuana for recreational use in Portland are now turning their attention to three more Maine communities. David Boyer from the Maine Marijuana Project says activists will be at polling places Tuesday to seek 1,000 signatures in Lewiston and South Portland to force local referendums […]

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South Portland Council Opposes Marijuana Push

South Portland Council Opposes Marijuana Push

| June 3, 2014

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – The City Council in South Portland is opposing a campaign to legalize recreational marijuana use. The Portland Press Herald reports the South Portland City Council passed a symbolic, non-binding resolution on Monday opposing a campaign to legalize the use. Councilors passed the resolution 5-0. David Boyer of the Maine’s chapter […]

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