Jan 302016
 January 30, 2016

portland maine marijuana legalizationThe Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol will submit its petition to state officials on Monday in support of a ballot initiative to end marijuana prohibition in Maine. The campaign collected more than 100,000 total signatures and needs at least 61,123 valid signatures of registered Maine voters to qualify for the November ballot.

State Rep. 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). 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.

“Over the past six months, we’ve talked to tens of thousands of voters from all over the state,” said campaign manager David Boyer. “Most Mainers agree it is time to end the failed policy of marijuana prohibition, and they will have the opportunity to do it this November.”

WHAT: News conference and submission of petitions in support of the initiative to regulate marijuana like alcohol in Maine

WHEN: Monday, February 1, news conference at 10 a.m. ET; petitions will be delivered to the Maine Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions at approximately 12 p.m. ET

WHERE: News conference at CRMLA headquarters, 183 U.S. Route 1 (around back of the building), Falmouth; petitions will then be delivered to the Maine Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions, Burton Cross Building, 111 Sewall St., 4th Floor, Augusta

WHO: State Rep. Diane Russell
David Boyer, campaign manager
Campaign volunteers

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The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol is supporting a 2016 statewide ballot initiative to end marijuana prohibition in Maine and replace it with a system in which marijuana is regulated and taxed similarly to alcohol. For more information, visit http://www.RegulateMaine.org.

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  • Closet Warrior

    I’m all for state’s decriminalization but it goes right past the patients and into the state’s pockets unless they have good intentions and favorable language for the people of Maine rather than a handful of politicians getting richer! Remember, the road to he’ll is paved with good intentions!

    • Sean Joyce

      It is my understanding that they are using legalize Maine’s wordage and one would hope they protect Maine’s medical laws when the dollars start coming in.

      • Closet Warrior

        Many would hope that but nationally, states are rushing to catch up on their piece of the pie(cannabis tax money) and they don’t seem to care about the patients welfare. Seems they think mmj is a joke and if it’s legal across the board then all over 21 will have access, not safe access but access nonetheless. What about under 21 patients in these greedy states? While it is another feather in the cap of reform-it is a kick in the head to patients.

  • jason

    Well you’ll have to get past the governor who just told citizens to shoot “drug dealers”
    With people like that in power…it’s going to be a hard road…
    Let’s just hope that democracy is not dead..

    • Closet Warrior

      Democracy is dying a little more every 4 yrs via presidential elections. While all eyes are on the candidates, politicians and uber rich entities are engaging in back door deals that limits our freedoms and creates more tyranny-THE EXACT OPPOSITE of what this experiment of a country was founded on unfortunately.