Election Day 2013 found four US cities -- Portland, Maine and Ferndale, Jackson, and Lansing, Michigan -- voting on proposals to decriminalize or legalize personal possession of marijuana. In all four cities, marijuana reform passed by overwhelming margins.
While Alaska and Oregon look to legalize recreational marijuana through ballot initiative in 2014, Maine Representative Diane Russell has been working with NORML to introduce marijuana legalization through the state legislature.
In his first live interview after filing New Approach Oregon’s 2014 legalization initiative, Chief Petitioner Anthony Johnson flatly rejected any political compromise that would include a controversial per se DUID limit for THC in blood.
Since the enactment of the Maine Medical Marijuana Act of 1998, qualified patients in the state have had the right, if not always the ability, to grow or access cannabis to treat their ailments.
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