Enough Signatures Collected in Maine to Put Cannabis Legalization to a Vote

maineThe Maine Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol will submit more than 100,000 signatures to state officials on Monday in support of a ballot initiative to end cannabis prohibition. The campaign needs to submit 61,123 valid signatures from registered Maine voters to qualify for the November ballot.

State Representative Diane Russell will join the campaign for a news conference at 10 a.m. ET in front of the campaign’s headquarters in Falmouth (183 U.S. Route 1) on Monday. Campaign leaders and volunteers will then load boxes of petitions onto a truck and deliver them to the Maine Secretary of State in Augusta (111 Sewall St.) at approximately 12 p.m. ET.

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Maine Lawmaker Announces 2014 Proposal to Legalize Cannabis

Yesterday Maine State Representative Diane Russell held a press conference to officially announce her new proposal to legalize cannabis,saved2 which she will be pushing in the 2014 legislative session which begins in January – the state’s Legislative Council will decide tomorrow whether or not the proposal should be taken up as an “emergency bill”, which would allow it to pass into law at a much quicker pace.

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