Tag Archives: marijuana

43 lawmakers tell state budget-writers: Don’t write off pot as fix for budget shortfall

Reuters photo by Jason Redmond.

Munjoy Hill representative and legalized-weed warrior Diane Russell, D-Portland, delivered a memo signed by 37 lawmakers to the Legislature’s budget-writing committee on Friday, urging appropriators to consider potential revenue from legalized marijuana as part of the fix for the $170 million shortfall in the current budget cycle.

LePage team calling tonight’s campaign announcement largest in state history

The campaign to re-elect Paul LePage for governor is billing tonight’s official campaign announcement by LePage as “one of the largest state candidate events in Maine history.” Today is Election Day, but don’t worry if you’re still undecided about who you want to be the next governor. That election isn’t for another year. The LePage […]

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. […]

PPP Round 2: Collins still ironclad; 54 percent of GOP primary voters support impeaching Obama

Public Policy Polling released their second batch of results after polling in Maine over the weekend, this time focusing on U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and the hard-core of Maine’s Republican Party. I’m not going to go into the same extensive analysis as yesterday (wouldn’t want you all to get poll fatigue this early in the […]