Advocates have collected more than the required signatures to put an initiative to legalize cannabis to a vote of the people this November in Lewiston, Maine, according to David Boyer, Maine Political Director for the Marijuana Policy Project.
According to Boyer, all but 66 of the 859 signatures required have been validated, with the group still having time left, all but assuring that the proposal will be put to a vote.
If the initiative does make the ballot, and is approved, it would legalize the possession and use of up to an ounce of cannabis for adults 21 and older. A similar initiative will be on the November ballot in South Portland, Maine.
Boyer says the Marijuana Policy Project is currently planning a 2016 statewide initiative to legalize cannabis in Maine.