Marijuana Legalization Groups Reaches 20,000 Signatures

A group seeking to legalize marijuana in Maine for recreational use says its support base is growing. Legalize Maine organizers say they’ve gathered more than 20,000 signatures. The group started its citizens’ initiative in May.Their goal is to get recreational pot on next year’s ballot. “We have an opportunity here with the legalization of marijuana to bring thousands of jobs back to our state, to revive our manufacturing sector, to provide hundreds more jobs in the ancillary services of soil, consulting, and greenhouse production,” said Legalize Maine President, Paul McCarrier.
“Today from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., we are having an Open House at 283 Water Street in Augusta really to create an understanding for the citizens of Maine on what Legalize Maine is all about. It’s about creating jobs for Maine’s citizens,” said Legalize Maine Volunteer, Ginger Hegstrom.
The group needs more than 61,000 signatures from voters to get the measure on the ballot next year.

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