Tuesday, February 2
Medical marijuana growers don't want broader legalization
Press Herald - Petitions calling for the legalization of recreational marijuana use in Maine were delivered to state officials Monday, setting the stage for a public debate on whether Maine should become one of the growing number of states to relax prohibitions against the drug. But the effort met with criticism from medical marijuana growers and patients, who staged a small but loud protest when the petitions arrived at the Secretary of State’s Office in Augusta. The protesters said the referendum would put marijuana in the hands of big business and destroy the local industry that has sprung up around medicinal uses of the drug.