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Maine Governor Vetoes Bill to Establish Legal Marijuana System

Legislation that would have allowed for the implemenation of a marijuana legalization law passed by voters in 2016 has been vetoed by Maine Governor Paul LePage. Governor LePage’s veto is the second time he’s vetoed legislation that would have established a regulated system for legal marijuana cultivation and sales. In his veto letter for LD …

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“Reefer Makes Darkies Think They’re as Good as White Men”

“Reefer Makes Darkies Think They’re as Good as White Men”. Above is an actual, non-altered quote from Harry J. Anslinger, who was a government official for decades. Anslinger’s successful crusade against cannabis in the 1930s makes him easily the top reason cannabis was made illegal; a policy that obviously stands to this day. “There are …

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Bill to Defelonize Drug Possession Passed Into law in Maine

LD 1554, a proposal to defelonize the personal possession of drugs such as cocaine and heroin, has been passed into law in Maine. The measure has become law without the signature of Governor Paul LePage. Under the proposed law, the personal possession of small amounts of drugs such as cocaine, heroin, meth and oxycodone would …

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Sign the Petition to Impeach Maine Governor Paul LePage Over Racist Comments

In a recent town hall meeting, Maine Governor Paul Le Page made the incredibly racist comments that out-of-state drug dealers “with the name D-Money, Smoothie, Shifty” are impregnating the “young white” girls of Maine. These remarks, which hearken back to the beginning of cannabis prohibition in the 1930s, are reprehensible and completely unacceptable. Due to …

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Maine Governor Says Out of State Drug Dealers are Impregnating ‘Young White’ Girls

Maine Governor Paul LePage is drawing outrage over racist remarks he made recently about out of state drug dealers, “…with the name D-Money, Smoothie, Shifty” impregnating the “young white” girls of Maine. The comments came at a townhall meeting when LePage was asked to address substance abuse in the state. “LePage’s comments sound like those …

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Maine Legislature Overrides Governor’s Veto of Bill Allowing Hemp Cultivation

Maine’s Legislature has overwhelmingly voted to override Governor Paul LePage’s veto of LD4, a proposal that allows farmers in the state to cultivate industrial hemp without first receiving approval from the federal government. Last year, Maine lawmakers passed a bill legalizing the cultivation of hemp, but a provision in the measure prevented hemp from being …

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