The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol will submit its petition to state officials on Monday in support of a ballot initiative to end marijuana prohibition in Maine. The campaign collected more than 100,000 total signatures and needs at least 61,123 valid signatures of registered Maine voters to qualify for the November ballot.
State Rep. Diane Russell will join the campaign for a news conference at 10 a.m. ET in front of the campaign's headquarters in Falmouth (183 U.S. Route 1). Campaign leaders and volunteers will then load boxes of petitions onto a truck and deliver them to the Maine Secretary of State in Augusta (111 Sewall St.) at approximately 12 p.m. ET.
"Over the past six months, we've talked to tens of thousands of voters from all over the state," said campaign manager David Boyer. "Most Mainers agree it is time to end the failed policy of marijuana prohibition, and they will have the opportunity to do it this November."
WHAT: News conference and submission of petitions in support of the initiative to regulate marijuana like alcohol in Maine
WHEN: Monday, February 1, news conference at 10 a.m. ET; petitions will be delivered to the Maine Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions at approximately 12 p.m. ET
WHERE: News conference at CRMLA headquarters, 183 U.S. Route 1 (around back of the building), Falmouth; petitions will then be delivered to the Maine Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions, Burton Cross Building, 111 Sewall St., 4th Floor, Augusta
WHO: State Rep. Diane Russell
David Boyer, campaign manager
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The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol is supporting a 2016 statewide ballot initiative to end marijuana prohibition in Maine and replace it with a system in which marijuana is regulated and taxed similarly to alcohol. For more information, visithttp://www.RegulateMaine.org.