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Maine: Legalization Opponents File Petitions Challenging Election Day Vote

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 16:43
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Originally published at blog.NORML.org

MEMarijuana legalization opponents in Maine are formally challenging the results of Question 1: The Marijuana Legalization Act, a statewide ballot initiative that received slightly over 50 percent of the vote on Election Day.

Legal counsel for the No on 1 campaign today turned in petitions to the Secretary of State’s office formally requesting a recount. If the recount goes forward, the process is expected to take approximately 30 days and cost taxpayers nearly $500,000.

If the vote is upheld, the measure will become law by January 7, 2017.

The Act permits adults who are not participating in the state’s medical cannabis program to possess personal use quantities of marijuana (up to two and one-half ounces and/or the total harvest produced by six plants). The measure also establishes regulations for the commercial cultivation and retail sale of cannabis to adults. Regulations governing marijuana-related businesses are scheduled to be in place by August 8, 2017.

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  • Drug dealing pharmaceutical companies going to lose their asses and that sec of state there needs to be shut down. It was voted in and now let me guess SofS Demoncrap.

    Cannabis is one of the most beneficial plants ever grown, it can be used to create so many things and the health benefits are, WELL! just amazing so of course these polly wolly politicians will keep the heroine coming in and destroying lives, family and our country and we would like to thank the bushes for their contribution to this BS.

    Damn this swamp is crawling with these leeches to society.

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