Legalization advocates rejoiced after this election when Portland, Maine, became the first East Coast city to vote for the legalization of marijuana possession for adults 21 and over. Buoyed by the support, Portland Democrat Diane Russell is going to try once again to mov...
Even though possession of marijuana is now officially legal in the city of Portland, local police say they still plan to bust people for weed.
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.
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.