Bipartisan Legalization Measure Filed in Maine

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Bipartisan Legalization Measure Filed in Maine

A legalization measure has been filed today in Maine which would legalize the possession of up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis, as well as the private cultivation of up to 6 plants. In addition, it would direct the MedicalMarijuana2-JCR-250x250state to license and regulate cannabis retail outlets which would sell cannabis to adults in the state.

The bill, which would also allow the state to begin regulating and licensing farmers to grow industrial hemp, has 35 cosponsors, which is more than any other legalization bill in the country.

If the measure is approved by the state’s legislature, it’ll be sent to the general election ballot this November to be considered by Maine voters.

The bill has been referred to the Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety, and you can read it in its entirety by clicking here.

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  • Matt
    March 27, 2013

    2.5 ounces and 6 plants? Each plant, if grown properly, will yield 2+ ounces.

    • Kurt
      March 28, 2013

      You keep the six plants in rotation so you always have one ready to harvest.

    • Phil
      March 28, 2013

      All the legalization bills across the country have a similar ratio between possession of the weed to plants. Colorado is 1 Oz or 4 plants. I don’t know why that is though. I feel most people that know even the slightest bit about marijuana understand a plant can produce more than they’re allowing for possession.

      • Cody
        April 8, 2013

        I think what they mean is that if you walking about on the street you’re allowed to have up to 2.5 ounces on you. Inside your own home there would be no way of policing how much you have.

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