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In Maine, advocates for legalizing marijuana set up campaign headquarters ahead of November ballot – Cannabis News

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- Advocates for the legalization of possession and recreational use marijuana will be opening a campaign headquarters in Portland ahead of the November ballot.

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In Maine, advocates for legalizing marijuana set up campaign headquarters ahead of November ballot – Cannabis News

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- Advocates for the legalization of possession and recreational use marijuana will be opening a campaign headquarters in Portland ahead of the November ballot.

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Marijuana Legalization Secures Top Spot on November Ballot in Maine – Cannabis News

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.

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Marijuana Legalization Secures Top Spot on November Ballot in Maine – Cannabis News

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.

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Buzz is all about legalization at Maine's marijuana summit – Cannabis News

PORTLAND, MAINE  -- The debate over whether to legalize recreational marijuana in Maine will take center stage at an event that bills itself as New England's largest cannabis trade show.

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Buzz is all about legalization at Maine's marijuana summit – Cannabis News

PORTLAND, MAINE  -- The debate over whether to legalize recreational marijuana in Maine will take center stage at an event that bills itself as New England's largest cannabis trade show.

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Mainers poised to vote on marijuana legalization in November – Marijuana News

AUGUSTA, Maine — Mainers will have a chance to vote to legalize recreational marijuana in November after all.

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Mainers poised to vote on marijuana legalization in November – Marijuana News

AUGUSTA, Maine — Mainers will have a chance to vote to legalize recreational marijuana in November after all.

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Judge overturns Maine marijuana ballot question denial – Marijuana News

AUGUSTA, Maine — A superior court judge has overturned Secretary of State Matt Dunlap’s ruling that a citizen petition for a referendum to legalize recreational marijuana in Maine was invalid.

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Legal marijuana supporters to sue Maine’s secretary of state – Marijuana News

PORTLAND, Maine — Supporters of an effort to legalize and regulate marijuana like alcohol in Maine say they plan to sue Maine's secretary of state.

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Legal marijuana supporters to sue Maine’s secretary of state – Marijuana News

PORTLAND, Maine — Supporters of an effort to legalize and regulate marijuana like alcohol in Maine say they plan to sue Maine's secretary of state.

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One Person's Handwriting Derails Maine Pot Legalization Initiative – Marijuana News

State officials dump 17,000 otherwise valid signatures without contacting a notary about their allegedly inconsistent sign-off.

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Push to legalize recreational pot in Maine to take place today – Marijuana News

AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The campaign to regulate marijuana-like-alcohol in Maine will submit petition signatures later Monday.

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Push to legalize recreational pot in Maine to take place today – Marijuana News

AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The campaign to regulate marijuana-like-alcohol in Maine will submit petition signatures later Monday.

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Maine schools begin crafting medical marijuana rules – Marijuana News

Medical marijuana in tincture form. Image: News Center via WCSH6.com

ELLSWORTH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Schools across Maine are beginning to think about how kids prescribed medical marijuana will be able to take their medicine at school. A law passed last spring requires the state's schools to accommodate children who need to take medical marijuana during the school day.

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Maine schools begin crafting medical marijuana rules – Marijuana News

Medical marijuana in tincture form. Image: News Center via WCSH6.com

ELLSWORTH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Schools across Maine are beginning to think about how kids prescribed medical marijuana will be able to take their medicine at school. A law passed last spring requires the state's schools to accommodate children who need to take medical marijuana during the school day.

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Maine groups team up on ballot measure to make marijuana legal

Maine map and state flag. Image: Darwinek via Wikimedia Commons
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Two groups that had backed competing ballot initiatives to make recreational use of marijuana legal in Maine agreed on Monday to join forces on one measure to put before voters in 2016.
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Maine tribe nears deal to develop marijuana cultivation facility

Billy Nicholas, chief of the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township. 2007 Associated Press file photo via Portland Press Herald
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A Passamaquoddy leader says a letter of intent with a Colorado consultant is about hemp production, but that could change, and legal gray areas abound.
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Walk-in medical marijuana certification clinics now operating in Maine

Image of a walk-in medical marijuana clinic in Maine
 
BANGOR, Maine — A health care company that operates walk-in clinics in five states that specialize in qualifying people to use medical marijuana recently expanded into Maine, with locations in Bangor, Augusta, Biddeford, and a fourth planned for Auburn.
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Parents urge lawmakers to support hospital use of medical marijuana

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But Maine hospitals say they face federal penalties if they allow patients, including children, to use nonsmokable forms of medical marijuana prescribed by their doctors.
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