Tag Archives: David Boyer

Marijuana legalization question to lead off Maine’s 2016 ballot

The campaign to legalize recreational marijuana in Maine drew the coveted Question 1 spot on the statewide 2016 ballot during Secretary of State Matt Dunlap’s random drawing on Monday. The November ballot will be a crowded place for referendum efforts, with five citizen-initiated ballot questions and a bond question. The marijuana legalization question will be followed on the ballot […]

Part of Maine’s legal pot proposal is unconstitutional

It may seem counterintuitive, but the marijuana legalization question headed to Maine’s 2016 ballot contains an almost certainly unconstitutional restriction on some of the plant’s biggest boosters — magazines like High Times. The conflict with First Amendment guarantees to free speech and a free press only affects a small portion of the law and predates the October […]

Daily Brief: LePage targets 2016 for income tax-killing constitutional amendment

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Good morning from the State House, where lobbyists are making their policy pitches to lawmakers, legislative committees are taking up a handful of noteworthy bills, and Gov. Paul LePage is boosting a private nonprofit’s efforts to help Maine high school students succeed.  The Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence will be in the Hall of […]

Half of Portland House delegates support pot legalization

Four of Portland’s eight delegates to the state House of Representatives will announce their support for the Nov. 5 referendum to decriminalize possession of marijuana by adults in that city. A “yes” vote on Question 1 in Portland would legalize the recreational use of marijuana by adults 21 years of age and older. Democratic Reps. […]

New Portland METRO ads extol virtues of marijuana over booze

Portland’s METRO is going green. They’re not going to start burning vegetable oil or anything like that, but there will be a lot more marijuana on the buses and bus shelters than ever before: The national group pushing for legalization of marijuana in Maine — first in Portland, then statewide — have launched a series of […]