Adult marijuana use passed in Maine with threat of recount

Adult marijuana law heads to Gov. LePage for certification.

The Associated Press reported Thursday that Question 1 has passed.

The measure legalizes recreational marijuana across the state for adults 21 years and older.

According to Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap's office, there was significant support from submitted overseas absentee ballots (990 - No / 2772 - Yes).

Maine Governor LePage has 10-days to sign the citizen's initiative. Once the legislation is signed, the legalization of up to 2.5 ounces per Maine adult over the age of 21 will go in effect 30-days later.

Excerpts from official statement from Legalize Maine

President of Legalize Maine, Paul T. McCarrier: “We were asked by the national group backing Question 1 to come and help at the last minute and we followed through. We could not have done it without them and all of our supporters across the state.”

“There may be a recount, but it is time for the opposition to concede. Mainers agree that marijuana should be taxed and regulated in Maine. We look forward to working with people like Scott Gagnon from the “No on 1” camp in implementation and making sure marijuana stays out of the hands of children,” said Legalize Maine's McCarrier.







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