Voters to decide question of legalizing marijuana


Anne Berleant

As in many states, Maine marijuana laws have relaxed in the past 15 years, and now, on November 8, voters will face the question of legalizing the cultivation, use and possession of marijuana by those 21 or older.

The medical marijuana law was passed in 1999, and a 2009 ballot initiative amended the law to allow dispensaries and add more qualifying medical conditions. Also in 2009, Maine effectively decriminalized possession and use of marijuana up to 2.5 ounces.

Will voters now…

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