Maine Seeks 2016 Statewide Ballot on Re-Legalization

East of the Mississippi, again; this time Maine, where efforts to deliver a statewide ballot on the question of re-legalization continue.  Here’s more:


[Maine’s] Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol . . . collected 103,115 total signatures and needs at least 61,123 valid signatures of registered Maine voters to qualify for the November ballot. Voters from over 400 Maine towns signed the petition . . . “Over the past eight months, we’ve talked to more than 100,000 voters across the state, from Kittery to Caribou,” said campaign manager David Boyer. “Most Mainers agree it is time to end the failed policy of marijuana prohibition, and they will have the opportunity to do it this November.”

The proposed initiative would allow adults 21 years of age and older to possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana and grow a limited number of marijuana plants in their homes. It would also establish the framework for a tightly regulated system of licensed marijuana retail stores, cultivation facilities, product-manufacturing facilities, and testing facilities, and it would create rules governing the cultivation, testing, transportation, and sale of marijuana. The initiative would enact a 10% tax on marijuana sales.


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Author: DavidB

a heathen, but hopefully not an unenlightened one

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