Title

The Maine Legislature in 1992 approved a bill allowing for the medical use of ma

Authors

Bob Young

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

8-11-1994

Pages

1, 7-11

Abstract

The Maine Legislature in 1992 approved a bill allowing for the medical use of marijuana, but Gov. McKernan refused to sign the it. The bill was revised in 1994 to satisfy McKernan's objections, but was allowed to die when it appeared it would be vetoed. Maine is one of 11 states in the nation to have decriminalized use of the weed, with possession of less than 1 1/4 ounces a civil offense punishable by a fine of between $200 and $400. Don Christen of Maine Vocals, a group seeking the legalization of marijuana, is currently fronting a petition drive to get a referendum on marijuana on the November 1995 ballot, Details, related articles on the Hempstock festival, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and the laws governing marijuana.

Subjects

Hempstock, Marijuana, Narcotics -- Laws and regulations, Referendums (State)

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