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Mon Jun 27, 2016, 02:20 PM Jun 2016

Marijuana legalization leads referendum questions on November ballot [View all]

Source: Portland Press Herald

A proposal to legalize marijuana will top the November referendum ballot, state election officials announced Monday.

Secretary of State Matt Dunlap released the order in which five citizen initiatives will appear on the November ballot. The order was determined by a random drawing.

The campaign behind each citizens’ initiative had to collect at least 61,123 valid signatures to qualify for the Nov. 8 ballot. The Secretary of State’s Office last week approved the final wording of the questions. The questions will appear on the ballot in the following order:

– Question 1: An Act to Legalize Marijuana. “Do you want to allow the possession and use of marijuana under state law by persons who are at least 21 years of age, and allow the cultivation, manufacture, distribution, testing, and sale of marijuana and marijuana products subject to state regulation, taxation and local ordinance?”


Read more: http://www.pressherald.com/2016/06/27/maine-marijuana-question-first-on-november-ballot/


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