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    Maine Will Vote On Legalizing Marijuana With Question 1

    Legal marijuana is well-established in the Pacific Northwest. Now, on the opposite coast, Mainers will have the chance to make their state legal pot's first foothold in New England. If approved, Maine's Question 1 would legalize marijuana use for adults over the age of 21. Individuals would...
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    ME: Cannabis Convention-Goers Split Opinions On Question 1

    Portland, Maine - Marijuana entrepreneurs and cannabis industrialists took over the Portland campus of the University of Southern Maine (USM) Saturday. The second annual New England Cannabis Convention is a chance for many vendors and medical marijuana caretakers to offer their expertise...
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    United By Pot, Divided By Policy - How Maine's Pro-Marijuana Forces Disagree

    Augusta, Maine - If you only knew that Mike Damron and Benny Carrasco were licensed to grow medical marijuana in Maine, you'd assume they support the recreational legalization proposal in Question 1 on Maine's 2016 ballot. But you'd be wrong. Damron of Augusta is against it, saying it'll hurt...
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    United By Pot, Divided By Policy - How Maine's Pro-Marijuana Forces Disagree

    Augusta, Maine - If you only knew that Mike Damron and Benny Carrasco were licensed to grow medical marijuana in Maine, you'd assume they support the recreational legalization proposal in Question 1 on Maine's 2016 ballot. But you'd be wrong. Damron of Augusta is against it, saying it'll hurt...
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    Marijuana Referendum Campaign Intensifies In Maine

    Portland, Maine - The campaign to legalize marijuana for recreational use in Maine is intensifying with less than a month to Election Day. In Maine, proponents have spent more than a half-million dollars on TV ads. A recent poll indicated 10 percent of respondents are undecided. Referendum...
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    ME: Marijuana Legalization Backers Are Dramatically Outspending Their Opponents

    The campaign pushing for marijuana legalization in Maine has raised $1.3 million this year, more than 26 times as much as the group opposing Question 1 on the November ballot. The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, the group backing Question 1, reported raising $904,145 in cash...
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    U.S. Pro-Marijuana Campaigners Launch TV Ads Ahead Of November Votes

    Campaigns to legalize recreational marijuana use in Massachusetts and Maine launched their first television ads on Monday, hoping to boost public awareness and support ahead of November votes on the issue. The ads began just over a month before Election Day, when voters in five U.S. states...
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    Maine's 'Clean' Medical Marijuana - 'Organic' In Disguise

    Framington, Me. - In a suite one flight above the bustling main street of Farmington, a university town in the foothills of western Maine, LoveGrown Caregiver Services is a marijuana lover's delight. Large glass jars contain potent buds called Blue Cheese and Headband, with...
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    Maine's 'Clean' Medical Marijuana - 'Organic' In Disguise

    Framington, Me. - In a suite one flight above the bustling main street of Farmington, a university town in the foothills of western Maine, LoveGrown Caregiver Services is a marijuana lover's delight. Large glass jars contain potent buds called Blue Cheese and Headband, with...
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    Most Mainers Favor Legalizing Marijuana For Recreational Use, Poll Finds

    A majority of Maine voters favor legalizing marijuana for recreational use, according to a new Portland Press Herald poll showing a groundswell of support among residents under age 50 and among those living in southern or coastal areas. Roughly 53 percent of respondents in the newspaper's...
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    High Stakes - Maine's Pot Initiative Differs From Other States' In Key Ways

    In planning a framework to allow recreational marijuana sales in Maine, the authors of Question 1 looked to Colorado for inspiration. That state's law is now two years old, and there's a baseline of information that can be gleaned from the experiment. Some of it has been copied into Maine's...
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    Maine Business Group Urges Robust Regulation Of Legal Marijuana Market

    A new organization billing itself as "a coalition of Maine business leaders" has formed to advocate for stronger regulation of the burgeoning marijuana industry ahead of a statewide vote on whether to legalize the drug. The organization, Maine Professionals for Regulating Marijuana, does not...
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    First Hemp Crop Planted In Maine, Step Toward Nullifying Federal Prohibition

    A Maine grower has planted the state's first hemp crop, ignoring federal prohibition and taking another step toward effectively nullifying the fed's ban. According to the Portland Press Herald, Steven Zeno planted an acre of hemp in Monmouth last month. He obtained the seed from a food bank...
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    ME: Why This Pro-Legalization Marijuana Caregiver Opposes Question 1

    We are living in challenging times. It feels so easy to find a million reasons to be cynical, so few reasons to feel inspired. A couple posts ago I wrote about how all the out of state money infiltrating our political process is a font of cynicism in and of itself. Perhaps the greatest...
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    ME: Why This Pro-Legalization Marijuana Caregiver Opposes Question 1

    We are living in challenging times. It feels so easy to find a million reasons to be cynical, so few reasons to feel inspired. A couple posts ago I wrote about how all the out of state money infiltrating our political process is a font of cynicism in and of itself. Perhaps the greatest...
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    Recreational vote in November 2016

    Maine: Marijuana Legalization is Ballot Question 1 I did not see it on the forums so I am posting it here. Several states have recreational Marijuana on the ballots for November. I think Maine not only has the best chance of passing it but a very strong chance of doing so. With that said...
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    Supporters Of Maine Marijuana Drive Open Portland Office

    Portland, Maine - Campaigners who want to legalize marijuana in Maine are opening their headquarters in the state's largest city. Maine residents can decide if they want to vote "yes on 1" this November to legalize marijuana use and possession. The law would apply for those at least 21 years...
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    Travel Guru Rick Steves Donates $50,000 To Maine's Marijuana Legalization Campaign

    Well-known travel writer and television host Rick Steves has donated $50,000 to a Maine political action committee that's backing a fall referendum effort to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. In its most recent campaign finance reports, the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like...
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    ME: Advocates For Legalizing Marijuana Set Up Campaign Heaquarters Ahead Of Ballot

    Portland, Maine - Advocates for the legalization of possession and recreational use marijuana will be opening a campaign headquarters in Portland ahead of the November ballot. The office will open at 640 Brighton Avenue on Thursday evening. Question One on the November 2016 ballot will read...
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    Maine Receives Just Two Applications To Legally Grow Hemp

    Augusta - So far, only the Passamaquoddy Tribe and a Portland resident have received permission to grow what would be the state's first licensed crops of industrial hemp. They're setting off into unknown territory in Maine at a time when federal law prohibits commercial hemp cultivation...
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