A proposal to tax, regulate and allow adult recreation use of marijuana landed the top spot on a November ballot crowded with a record five citizen initiatives.

The outcome follows a quirky tradition in Maine’s 106-year-old referendum law: a random drawing to determine the order of the questions.

Advocates of the ballot measures were watching closely. Secretary of State Matt Dunlap is handed a basket containing five ballot questions rolled and sealed with tape on Monday.

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Steve Mistler ~ Maine Public Broadcasting ~

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