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Five Maine Men Indicted on Federal Firearms Charges for Saying They Don’t Use Marijuana

By Betty Adams, Portland Press Herald (republished with special permission) Five central Maine men were indicted earlier this month on federal firearms charges. Four have pleaded not guilty to the charges and are free on unsecured bail pending their next hearing in U.S. District Court in Bangor. The fifth, Donald “Donny” Henderson, 33, of Winthrop, …

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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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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 …

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Maine Legislature Passes Bill to Fund Implementation of Marijuana Legalization

Maine’s full legislature has passed a bill to fund the implementation of the successful 2016 marijuana legalization initiative and change the agency that will regulate marijuana for adult use. The Senate on Thursday passed LD 243 unanimously “under the hammer,” without debate or a roll call vote, sending it to Gov. Paul LePage for final …

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Maine Bill Would Require Health Insurance to Cover Medical Marijuana

A bill to require health insurance carriers to cover marijuana for qualified patients has been introduced in Maine. According to H.P. 747’s official summary; “This bill requires health insurance carriers to provide coverage for marijuana for medical use for a health plan enrollee who has received certification for the medical use of marijuana from an …

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Maine Legalization Initiative Survives Recount, to Take Effect January 15th

A recount effort by opponents of Maine’s Question 1 to legalize cannabis has confirmed that the measure received majority support and will soon become law. Mainers Protecting Our Youth and Communities announced this afternoon that they’ve abandoned their recount effort after it became clear that the results would end up practically the same as they …

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Successful Maine Legalization Initiative is Most Progressive in the Country

In yesterday’s election eight out of nine statewide cannabis initiatives came out victorious. Among them, Maine’s Question 1 stands out as being the most progressive. Prior to this election four states legalized cannabis, all of them with a one ounce limit. Yesterday’s successful initiatives in California, Massachusetts and Nevada adopted this same limit. Maine, however, …

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Maine Has Legalized Cannabis

Maine has become the next state to legalize cannabis through the passage of Question 1. Voters in Maine have given approval to Question 1 to legalize cannabis. The initiative legalizes the possession and personal cultivation of cannabis for those 21 and older. It also legalizes cannabis retail outlets, supplied by cannabis cultivation centers. The measure …

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Just 3 Weeks Until These 5 States Vote to Legalize Cannabis

We are now just three weeks and two days away from the November 8th election. During this election, five states will be voting on the legalization of cannabis for recreational use. Three additional states (Florida, Arkansas and North Dakota) are voting on medical cannabis legalization. Below is a short summary of all five recreational legalization …

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Maine Initiative to Legalize Cannabis Officially Placed on November Ballot as Question 1

A Maine initiative that would legalize the recreational use of cannabis for everyone 21 and older has been officially placed on this November’s election ballot as Question 1, according to Secretary of State Matt Dunlap According to Dunlap, the following is the exact questioning that will appear on the ballot this November 8th; “Do you …

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