Lewsiton’s measure would make it legal for adults 21 and over to possess up to an ounce of marijuana.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday September 3, 2014 2:25 pm|
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday August 19, 2014 12:11 pm|
The people of South Portland Maine will be voting on marijuana legalization this November.
Earlier this year the Citizens for a Safer Maine collected enough valid signatures for the indirect initiative to qualify. By law the initiative needed to first go before the city council which had the option to directly approve it or let it go before the voters. On Monday, the council chose the later option and decided to put the measure on the upcoming November ballot according to WCSH6.
|By: Jon Walker Friday May 16, 2014 8:55 am|
Independent Maine Senator Angus King might caucus with the Senate Democrats but he is planning to throw his support behind a Republican. The AP is reporting that King will endorse his follow Maine Senator, Susan Collins (R), in her re-election bid.
|By: acmerecords Saturday November 9, 2013 6:20 pm|
This week Americans in several cities and small towns decided to stop waiting for their putative “representatives” (whether in DC or their local statehouses) to, you know, “represent” their interests by legalizing cannabis for consumption by adults. We are all aware – and for some time now – that a majority of Americans seek the end of the violence inducing, life destroying, bigoted, wrong-headed and not in the least effective prohibition of cannabis in the US.
|By: Jon Walker Friday November 8, 2013 12:15 pm|
On Tuesday the voters in Portland, Maine’s largest city, overwhelmingly approved a local measure legalizing marijuana for adults. The measure won 67.3 percent yes to 32.7 percent no. The obvious next question is what might these results tell us about opinions across the entire state.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday November 5, 2013 8:29 pm|
There is a good chance a marijuana legalization initiative will be put on the statewide ballot in 2016.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday August 29, 2013 4:00 pm|
Maine is inching towards marijuana legalization. According to a new PPP poll, 48 percent of registered voters in Maine think marijuana should be legal in their state, while only 39 percent think it should remain illegal. An additional 14 percent are not sure.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday May 14, 2013 12:40 pm|
The justification for the Rude Goldberg design of the Affordable Care Act was that state based exchanges would bring the incredibly “magical” power of competition to concentrated insurance markets. So far that it doesn’t seem to live up to its promise. When the law goes into effect next year highly concentrated markets, like Maine, will remain highly concentrated.
|By: Jon Walker Friday January 4, 2013 8:44 am|
Massachusetts, California, Oregon, Maine, and Nevada are most likely to be the next five states to legalize marijuana, based on careful analysis. In the near term, two basic things are required before a state is likely to legalize marijuana. The state needs to allow citizen ballot initiatives and have an electorate ready to embrace reform.