Enough Signatures Collected in Maine to Put Cannabis Legalization to a Vote

Enough Signatures Collected in Maine to Put Cannabis Legalization to a Vote

maineThe Maine Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol will submit more than 100,000 signatures to state officials on Monday in support of a ballot initiative to end cannabis prohibition. The campaign needs to submit 61,123 valid signatures from registered Maine voters to qualify for the November ballot.

State Representative Diane Russell will join the campaign for a news conference at 10 a.m. ET in front of the campaign’s headquarters in Falmouth (183 U.S. Route 1) on Monday. Campaign leaders and volunteers will then load boxes of petitions onto a truck and deliver them to the Maine Secretary of State in Augusta (111 Sewall St.) at approximately 12 p.m. ET.

“Over the past six months, we’ve talked to tens of thousands of voters from all over the state,” 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.”

If approved into law, the initiative would legalize the possession and personal cultivation of small amounts of cannabis, while establishing a system of legal cannabis cultivation centers and retail outlets, similar to Colorado’s Amendment 64 which was approved by voters in 2012.

5 Comments

  • Trevor
    January 29, 2016

    I am from maine and this is very good news to hear.. it will help this state out in so many ways…

  • Anonymous
    January 30, 2016

    This is awesome news. I am glad they worked together on this as either group individually would have failed horribly at the rate they were going.

  • Lily
    January 30, 2016

    I currently reside in maine and this is NOT worth the vote. It kills maines little farmers, it effects the country’s best medical program! Cannabis is medicinally effective at treating so many illnesses!

    • gina
      January 30, 2016

      um…..what exactly are you trying to say, your comment is very confusing.

      • Vermonter
        January 31, 2016

        I think what she is saying is that if it is only available through a state run outlet, the state will decide who and how it grows. Small farmers will not be able to sell it if it’s not completely legalized. We’re experiencing the same BS in Vermont..and while it is better than nothing to some people, it cripples the average entrepreneur and potential cannabis farmer..along with retail products such as edibles, etc. I think this is what she meant, but please correct me if I’m wrong. Vermont is being hijacked by one old guy in the house who thinks no one should be able to grow in their own home. He is a fearful relic of an assH*le that thinks he knows better than anyone when he really has no clue about the true miracle healing powers of cannabis.

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