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We are Question 1!

November’s ballot is officially set and we are Question 1! Question 1 reads: “Do you want to allow the possession and use of marijuana under state law by persons who are at least 21 years...

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Teen marijuana use NOT on the rise

When it comes to making marijuana legal for adults, a common concern among people on the fence is whether legalization might lead to an increase in teen use. For those people, we have received...

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Rick Steves: I will match your donation to the campaign

Dear Friend, I’ve worked hard to help legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana for adult recreational use in Washington State (where I live) and in Oregon. This November, Maine voters will have the opportunity to...

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For Mother’s Day

In just six months, Mainers will decide whether to end marijuana prohibition and regulate marijuana like alcohol in the state. And here’s the truth: We will win this election if people older than 50...

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Maine Marijuana Initiative Qualifies for Ballot After Court-Ordered Petition Review

Maine Marijuana Initiative Officially Qualifies for November Ballot; New Poll Finds Solid Support Among Likely Voters After a court-ordered review of petitions that it had previously invalidated, the Secretary of State’s Office determined initiative...

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Maine Court Rules in Favor of Marijuana Initiative Supporters

Court Rules in Favor of Maine Marijuana Initiative Supporters, Orders Secretary of State to Review Signatures That Were Improperly Invalidated A Kennebec County Superior Court judge found that state officials erred when they disqualified...

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We’ve sued them

It’s official! We have appealed and will fight to place our initiative on the November ballot. Watch the story below:   Last week, we were shocked to hear that the Secretary of State rejected...

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UPDATE: Maine Marijuana Initiative Supporters File Lawsuit Challenging the Secretary of State’s Decision to Disqualify the Measure From the November Ballot

According to the suit — available at http://bit.ly/1pzNhVO — state officials improperly invalidated thousands of signatures of registered Maine voters and unlawfully denied citizens their constitutional right to vote on the measure * Statement below...

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Protocol was broken

We now know that the Secretary of State broke department protocol during the certification process for our initiative. On Friday, a U.S. News and World Report article uncovered the fact that standard operating procedures...

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We’re not gonna take it

As you may have heard, the Secretary of State determined that we have not collected enough valid signatures to qualify for the ballot. What you didn’t hear was that over 17,000 signatures were THROWN...

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Statement Regarding State Officials’ Determination That We Did Not Qualify for the Ballot

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Secretary of State’s Office announced Wednesday that a proposed initiative to end marijuana prohibition in Maine did not qualify for the November ballot. 61,123 signatures of registered Maine voters...

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The signature drive is complete!

The signature drive is complete! Watch the story from WGME here: After months of hard work, we have submitted over 100,000 signatures to the Maine Secretary of State. I would like to thank our...

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Two ways to help the campaign this week

Jan 25th, 2016 Friends — We have entered the final phase of our signature drive to make marijuana legal in Maine. Over the next few days, we will be driving across the state to...

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Help us cross the finish line

The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol in Maine is hitting a milestone. As of today, the campaign has nearly 80,000 signatures in hand! With one more major push, we can hit our goal...

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Did you help end prohibition in Maine?

We have just over a month to finish our signature drive, and we need your help to guarantee that our initiative qualifies for the 2016 ballot. Every day, dedicated Mainers are travelling across the...

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Join us at the Maine Marijuana Summit on December 5

Please join us at the Maine Marijuana Summit on Saturday, December 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Maple Hill Farm Inn in Hallowell, ME. This event is being presented by the Campaign to Regulate...

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Maine Marijuana Initiative Campaigns Unite Behind One Ballot Measure to End Marijuana Prohibition in 2016

The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol will spearhead the campaign in support of the initiative filed by Legalize Maine to regulate and tax marijuana in Maine PORTLAND — Two competing marijuana initiative campaigns...

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Press

Initiative to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol in Maine Will Appear on Ballot as Question 1

* Statement below from Yes on 1 Campaign Manager David Boyer * AUGUSTA, Maine — Secretary of State Matt Dunlap announced Monday that the initiative to regulate marijuana like alcohol in Maine will appear...

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Marijuana Is Less Harmful Than Alcohol: It’s Time to Treat It That Way

• Introduction • Impact on the Consumer • Impact on the Community Introduction To say that marijuana has been given a bad rap over the past few decades is an understatement. If you’re like most...

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Maine Marijuana Initiative Poised for November Ballot

Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol to Submit Petition Signatures in Support of Initiative to End Marijuana Prohibition in Maine FALMOUTH, Maine — The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol will submit its petitions...

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Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol in Maine Raises More Than $53,000 in Q2 2015

FALMOUTH— The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol reported Wednesday that it raised $53,011 in the second quarter of 2015 in support of a ballot initiative to end marijuana prohibition in Maine.   “Mainers...

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Maine State Lawmakers Choose Not to Place Marijuana Referendum on the Ballot

June 22, 2015 AUGUSTA — Maine state lawmakers decided Monday they will not place a measure on the ballot to regulate and tax marijuana for adult use. LD 1380, sponsored by Rep. Diane Russell...

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Backers of Initiative to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol in Maine Kick Off Petition Drive in Portland

June 4, 2015 PORTLAND — The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol kicked off its petition drive Thursday in support of a statewide initiative to end marijuana prohibition in Maine and replace it with a...

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Statewide Ballot Initiative to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Filed in Maine

March 24, 2015 Measure backed by diverse committee of Maine citizens — including state and local officials, businesspeople, and clergy — would establish a legal market for licensed businesses to sell marijuana to adults...

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