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WIRE: Maine Question 1 supporters kick off final campaign push today

PORTLAND, Maine — Yes on 1: Regulate and Tax Marijuana will kick off its final campaign push Tuesday in support of the statewide initiative to make marijuana legal for adults 21and over in Maine.

Campaign staff, volunteers, and supporters, including the ACLU of Maine, will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. EST at Yes on 1 headquarters in Portland. Campaign leaders will discuss their plans for the final five weeks leading up to Election Day and highlight their first television advertisement, which features former Cumberland County Sheriff Mark Dion, who has spent 32 years in law enforcement.

The TV ad can be viewed below:

“Question 1 will allow law enforcement to focus on serious and violent crime, while generating millions in new revenue for our state,” said campaign manager David Boyer. “Mark Dion has decades of law enforcement experience and knows first hand that our current marijuana laws are not working, and regulating marijuana is a far better approach.”

A summary of the initiative and the full initiative text are available on the campaign’s website at

WHAT: News conference to launch the last five weeks of the campaign and feature our first TV advertisement

WHEN: Tuesday, October 4, 1:00 p.m. EST

WHERE: Campaign HQ, 640 Brighton Avenue, Portland, ME 04104

WHO: Mark Dion, former Cumberland County Sheriff
Alison Beyea, executive director, ACLU of Maine
Rich Bryant, 22-year Navy veteran
David Boyer, Yes on 1 campaign manager
Alysia Melnick, Yes on 1 political director
Additional campaign staff and volunteers

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Yes on 1: Regulate and Tax Marijuana is supporting the 2016 statewide ballot initiative to make marijuana legal in Maine.
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