Another Proposal for Recreational Marijuana Sales in Maine Clears Legislative Hurdle

Another Proposal for Recreational Marijuana Sales in Maine Clears Legislative Hurdle

The legislature’s Marijuana Legalization Implementation Committee voted 16-1 Friday in favor of a broad bill to implement a sales and regulation system.

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February 26, 2018

Another attempt to implement a sales and regulation system for recreational marijuana in Maine is headed to the legislature with significant changes designed to attract more support.

The legislature’s Marijuana Legalization Implementation Committee voted 16-1 Friday in favor of a broad bill that has been under stop-and-go development since early last year. The lone vote against the bill was cast by Rep. Craig Hickman, D-Winthrop.

The bill, which must gain support from a legislature that has so far rejected all attempts at creating a sales and regulatory system, would create a combined 20 percent sales and excise tax and would halve the number of plants Mainers can grow for personal use from six flowering plants to three.

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