Maine voters approved marijuana legalization during the 2016 election. A bill to implement legalization regulations was passed by Maine’s Legislature this year, but unfortunately Governor LePage vetoed the bill. There appears to be no current plan to overcome the veto right now. As such, the fight continues to make legalization a full reality in Maine. Below is an action alert that I received out of Maine today. If you live there, keep the faith and keep fighting for freedom:
As you may have heard, yesterday, the Maine House of Representatives sustained Governor LePage’s veto of LD 1650, the marijuana regulation bill. This means the legislature will go back to the drawing board when they reconvene in January.
While this is a setback in implementation, we also have an opportunity to improve the legislation. In the meantime, please reach out to your representatives in Augusta, and ask them to make marijuana implementation a top priority in January.
If you supported LD 1650 — thank you! If you didn’t support LD 1650, please reach out and let me know what you would like to see in the next marijuana regulation bill. Together, we can fully end marijuana prohibition and provide adults with a safe and legal way to purchase marijuana.
Maine Political Director
Marijuana Policy Project