Maine Town to Vote on Allowing Marijuana Sales

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MADISON — Voters in Madison will have one eye on the ballot box in November and one eye on Gov. Paul LePage as the question of marijuana sales is addressed locally and statewide.

Polls will be open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Madison Town Office to vote on this question: “Shall the town of Madison prohibit all types of retail marijuana establishments as defined by state law?”

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The issue, Town Manager Tim Curtis says in a public service video produced by Somerset Community TV 11 as a preview of the election, is “What should the town of Madison do regarding retail and recreational marijuana?”

Curtis notes in the video that two Madison storefronts offer “marijuana-related” products for sale but do not sell cannabis and are not violating any laws. Recent changes in state law do not apply to medical marijuana, Curtis notes, and the drug is still illegal under federal law.

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Source: Cannabis Business Times

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