Initiative Drive Underway to Legalize Cannabis in Three Maine Cities
At a press conference held yesterday Citizens for a Safer Maine launched cannabis legalization initiative drives in the Maine cities of Lewiston, South Portland and York, with the goal of putting the issue to a vote of the people this November. If placed on the ballot and approved by voters, the initiatives would legalize the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis for those 21 and older.
“It is just a simple issue of freedom”, says State Representative Stavros Mendros, a supporter of the move to legalize cannabis.
While advocates push to get these initiatives on the ballot and passed into law, the Marijuana Policy Project – the driving force behind Colorado’s Amendment 64 – is working on a statewide initiative which they hope to put to a vote in 2016.