Lewiston Becomes Latest City in Maine to Put Marijuana Legalization on the Ballot

By: Wednesday September 3, 2014 11:29 am

The voters of Lewiston, Maine will have a chance to express their opinion about marijuana legalization this November. According to the Portland Press Herald, the Lewiston City Council voted unanimously to put the marijuana legalization initiative on the general election ballot. Lewiston is the second largest city in the state. The initiative is the work [...]

South Portland, Maine will Vote on Marijuana Legalization

By: Tuesday August 19, 2014 8:56 am

The people of South Portland Maine will be voting on marijuana legalization this November. Earlier this year the Citizens for a Safer Maine collected enough valid signatures for the indirect initiative to qualify. By law the initiative needed to first go before the city council which had the option to directly approve it or let [...]

Analysis: Maine Voters Appear Ready to Approve Marijuana Legalization

By: Friday November 8, 2013 10:57 am

On Tuesday the voters in Portland, Maine’s largest city, overwhelmingly approved a local measure legalizing marijuana for adults. The measure won 67.3 percent yes to 32.7 percent no. The obvious next question is what might this result tell us about opinions across the entire state. Portland contains a large number of voters, but the city [...]

Portland, Maine Votes Overwhelmingly for Marijuana Legalization

By: Tuesday November 5, 2013 8:24 pm

The people of Portland, Maine overwhelmingly voted in support of legalizing marijuana. With 100 percent of precincts reporting Question 1 was approved 67 percent yes to 33 percent no.* The ballot measure legalized possession of up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana for adults 21 and over within city limits. The practical impact of the law [...]

Plurality Want Marijuana Legalized in Maine

By: Thursday August 29, 2013 7:56 am

Maine is inching towards marijuana legalization. According to a new PPP poll, 48 percent of registered voters in Maine think marijuana should be legal in their state, while only 39 percent think it should remain illegal. An additional 14 percent are not sure. The exact wording of the poll question was “Do you think marijuana [...]

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