Maine officials have blocked a marijuana legalization initiative from appearing on November ballots, citing one public notary’s allegedly inconsistent signature.

The Wednesday decision infuriated the measure’s backers, who say they will fight the “handwriting technicality” in court.

In Maine notaries must administer an oath to people who collect signatures for ballot initiatives. The canvassers must be state residents and swear to the notary they witnessed every signature be made on petition forms.

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Steven Nelson ~ U.S. News & World Report ~

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