Activists Submitting Double the Signatures Required to Qualify Legalization for Vote in Portland, Maine

Local cannabis advocates celebrate today, as more than 3,000 signatures (more than double the amount needed) will be turned in to city officials in Portland, Maine, to qualify an initiative that would legalize personal possession of 2 1/2 chronounces for adults 21 and older.

Residents of Portland, the largest city in Maine, have been collecting signatures on petitions over the last few months, working to assure a spot for legalization on this November’s ballot. The Portland Green Party, the Marijuana Policy Project, the Libertarian Party of Maine and the ACLU of Maine have all been involved in the project.

Lawmakers have also been working to legalize at the state level in Maine –  State Rep. Diane Russell filed LD 1229 in March in an effort to legalize 2.5 ounces and cultivation of up to 6 plants by putting it to a vote in November. 35 bi-partisan co-sponsors signed on in support, and lobbied for its passage.

Activists have set their sights on state-wide legalization as well, having announced plans to put it on the 2016 presidential election ballot. MPP has stated it will begin a signature drive on an initiative for the 2016 ballot to put legalization up to vote, if lawmakers don’t do it through legislation first.

– TheJointBlog

2 thoughts on “Activists Submitting Double the Signatures Required to Qualify Legalization for Vote in Portland, Maine”

  1. I have epielspy use this as meds and have Ptsd facts are meds in a pill forms are killing my kidneys why cant we use this herbal I have a meical Mary jane lics and cant get the darn stuff I cant drive facts be known EPILEPSY go figure TIME TO MAKE IT AT THE DRUG STORE it stops my grand mals it stops all my seizures Cheeper then those pills that are over 1400 a Jar per set a month Now thats 4-5 jars go figure thats not all this stuff i can cook with eat use the oils burn id so much rahter use this then benzel vimpact teg the list goes on and on any one else feel this way facts are the big drug companys are killing our bodys with the medications


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