Maine Legislation Would Repeal Marijuana Legalization
Legislation introduced in Main would fully repeal a voter-approved law that legalized marijuana for everyone 21 and older.
LD 667 was introduced by Senator Scott Cyrway along with eight other senators and representatives. All of the lawmakers sponsoring the measure are Republicans.
LD 667 would repeal Question 1, a citizens initiative approved in last year’s election with 50.27% voting in favor. The initiative legalized the possession and personal cultivation of cannabis for those 21 and older, while establishing a system of licensed retail outlets and distribution centers.
LD 667 was initially introduced in February and assigned to the Joint Select Committee on Marijuana Legalization Implementation. Although it has yet to advance out of committee, today it was Carried over to any special or regular session, or both, of the 128th Legislature pursuant to Joint Order HP 1138″, keeping it alive. However, its passage remains a long-shot, with most lawmakers in Maine being opposed to overturning the will of the state’s voters.
The full text of LD 667 can be found by clicking here.