Recently activists in South Portland, Maine submitted enough signatures to put their proposal to legalize cannabis in front of the City Council, which has the option of passing the measure into law, or sending it to a vote of the people this November. Last week the Council moved the bill forward with a unanimous vote, setting it up for a second reading on August 18th.
The initiative, submitted by the group Citizens for a Safer Maine, would legalize the possession and use of up to an ounce of cannabis for those 21 and older. A similar initiative was approved with 67% of the vote in Portland, Maine, last year.
If the council passes the bill through its second reading, it will become law. If they reject the proposal, it will be put on the November 4th general election ballot.
Those wanting to encourage the council to approve this proposal can find their contact information by clicking here.