The Coastal Packet: Marijuana recount on hold until new year

Saturday, December 17

Marijuana recount on hold until new year

Press Herald - An official recount of a statewide ballot question legalizing marijuana in Maine is now on hold until the new year. The recount was suspended late Thursday after about 30 percent of the total ballots cast had been reviewed with no significant change in the outcome revealed. Question 1 on the Nov. 8 ballot passed by 4,073 votes – 381,692 to 377,619 – according to unofficial results from the Secretary of State’s Office. Opponents did not have to pay for the recount because the margin was so small, less than 1 percent of votes cast.

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