How Marijuana Fared on the Local Level

By: Thursday November 6, 2014 9:00 am

Alaska, Oregon, Washington D.C. and Guam weren’t the only marijuana victories on Tuesday. Marijuana issues were also on the ballot in over a dozen cities, districts and counties. The result were mostly positive but with a few notable loses.


List of More Than a Dozen Marijuana Votes This November

By: Wednesday October 8, 2014 1:28 pm

This year the four biggest and most important marijuana elections in the country are the legalization initiatives in Alaska, Oregon and the District of Columbia as well as the medical marijuana amendment on the ballot in Florida. These aren’t the only places where voters will get a chance to weigh in on the future of marijuana policy however. Over a dozen small measures will appear on ballots across the country next month.

Lewiston Becomes Latest City in Maine to Put Marijuana Legalization on the Ballot

By: Wednesday September 3, 2014 2:25 pm

Lewsiton’s measure would make it legal for adults 21 and over to possess up to an ounce of marijuana.

South Portland, Maine will Vote on Marijuana Legalization

By: 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.

Independent Angus King to Back Susan Collins

By: 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.

Sauschuck Forsakes Redemption

By: 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.

Analysis: Maine Voters Appear Ready to Approve Marijuana Legalization

By: 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.

Portland, Maine Votes Overwhelmingly for Marijuana Legalization

By: 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.

Plurality Want Marijuana Legalized in Maine

By: 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.

If Only there was a Public Option: Part 1,452

By: 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.

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