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Supports legalizing marijuana for recreational use

Maine residents have voted to legalize marijuana for recreational use in their state. The final results of the referendum were within a fraction of a percentage point, but supporters declared themselves the winners and had predicted home cultivation of marijuana would be legal by around Christmas.

"The Maine people have passed it, and we should work on implementing it," said Republican state Sen. Eric Brakey, who supported the ballot issue.

Medical marijuana was already legal in Maine. People 21 or older will now be allowed to use up to 2-1/2 ounces of marijuana, and retail marijuana shops and social clubs could open around the state. Some municipalities have balked at allowing such businesses to open in their communities.

Marijuana won't become available at the retail level until after a state rulemaking process that could be slow and arduous. All of the marijuana sold in Maine will also be grown in Maine.

Source: PBS Newshour on 2018 Maine Senate race , Nov 10, 2016

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