Maine Legalization Takes Effect

Jan 31, 2017 , , , , ,

A voter-approved initiative to end marijuana prohibition in Maine officially took effect Monday, making it legal for adults 21 and older to possess and grow limited amounts of marijuana.

Under Question 1, which voters approved in November and Gov. Paul LePage certified on December 31, adults 21 years of age and older can legally possess up to two and a half ounces of marijuana, grow up to six flowering marijuana plants and 12 non-flowering plants, and possess the marijuana harvested from those plants inside their residence. It will remain illegal to use marijuana in public and to drive while impaired by marijuana. The law will not affect employers’ drug-testing policies or their rights to prohibit marijuana use by employees.

The legislature is in the process of establishing a regulated system of marijuana cultivation and sales, which is currently scheduled to be up and running by February 1, 2018.

One response to “Maine Legalization Takes Effect”

  1. Hello gov. Lepage of Maine with the opioid abuse problems in the state of Maine is preventing the life saving alternative to opioid use “CANNABIS ” LIKE ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFFERSON BEAUREGARD SESSIONS III who is hell bent on screwing up cannabis across the American continent and the globe it’s really insane,I’m a Vietnam veteran and why doesn’t congress take cannabis off the schedule one narcotics list………

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