South Portland, Maine City Council Places Cannabis Decriminalization Initiative on November Ballot

The South Portland, Maine City Council has voted unanimously to place an initiative to legalize cannabis on this November 4th’s ballot. southportland

Recently activists submitted more than enough signatures to put their legalization proposal in front of the City Council, which had the option of passing the measure into law, or sending it to a vote of the people this November; they chose the latter.

The initiative, submitted by the group Citizens for a Safer Maine and supported by the Marijuana Policy Project, would legalize the possession and use of up to an ounce of cannabis for those 21 and older.

A similar initiative was approved last year in Portland, Maine, with 67% voting in favor.

Activists have also collected enough signatures to put cannabis legalization to a vote in Lewiston, and are working to put a proposal to a vote in York.


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