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WIRE: Maine Gov. LePage issues proclamation certifying cannabis legalization result

AUGUSTA, Maine — On Saturday, Gov. LePage signed the proclamation certifying the result of Question 1. Starting on January 30, limited personal possession and cultivation of marijuana will be legal for adults 21 and older in Maine.

Adults will be able to possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana and grow six flowering plants, 12 immature plants, and unlimited seedlings. Using marijuana in public will remain illegal. The proclamation was delivered to the secretary of state this morning.

Saturday was the deadline for the proclamation, according to the Maine Constitution, and Question 1 becomes law 30 days after the proclamation.

“Mainers will no longer be punished for using a substance that is safer than alcohol. This will allow law enforcement to focus on serious crimes and save Maine millions in enforcement costs. We look forward to working with the legislature to ensure a timely implementation of Question 1, which will provide adults with a legal way to purchase marijuana from licensed and regulated businesses,” said David Boyer, Campaign Manager for Yes on 1.

David Boyer, Yes on 1 Campaign Manager

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