Maine House Votes to Override Governor Veto of Marijuana Legalization Bill
Maines House of Representatives has voted to override a governors veto of legislation that would lead to the full implementation of a marijuana legalization law passed by voters in 2016.
Just a few days ago Governor LePages vetoed, for the second time, legislation that would have established a regulated system for legal marijuana cultivation and sales, in line with what voters approved in 2016. However, this time it looks like state legislators are taking the issue out of LePages hands by overriding his veto something possible with a 2/3rds majority. The House of Representatives voted 109 to 39 today to override LePages veto of LD 1719
The legislation, which must now receive a 2/3rds vote in the Senate before it can become law, would establish a system of....
Maine Legislature Passes Commercial Marijuana Regulations
This week, the Maine House and Senate overwhelmingly passed LD 1719, which would set up Maines adult-use marijuana market. MPP was neutral on the bill, as it removed social club licensing from the initiative voters passed in 2016. LD 1719 also reduced the number of plants adults can cultivate at home from six to three flowering plants. That said, its been 18 months since Maine voters passed Question 1, and it is time that adults had a legal place to purchase marijuana.
Given the veto-proof margins that LD 1719 passed by, we are uncertain if Gov. LePage will veto the bill. ....
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