In a very narrow margin, Mainers have approved legalizing recreational marijuana, according to the Bangor Daily News. Yes on 1 is declaring victory with results showing marijuana legalization ahead by one percent of the vote. The opposition says it’s not ready to concede.
People in nine states, including California, Florida and Massachusetts, will vote Nov. 8 on ballot proposals permitting recreational or medical use of marijuana. These initiatives could give a big push to legalization, prompting the next president and Congress to overhaul the country’s failed drug laws.
A health care company that operates walk-in clinics in five states that specialize in qualifying people to use medical marijuana recently expanded into Maine, with locations in Bangor, Augusta, Biddeford, and a fourth planned for Auburn.