Voters in Lewiston and South Portland are considering ballot measures that would make marijuana legal for adults 21 and older
Backers of the initiatives to make marijuana legal for adults in Lewiston and South Portland, Maine, will celebrate Election Night at Thatcher’s Restaurant in South Portland (35 Foden Road). The event will begin after the polls close at 8 p.m. ET. Free Wi-Fi access and parking will be available.
The ballot measures — Question 2 in Lewiston and the “Citizen-Initiated Ordinance Referendum Question” regarding marijuana in South Portland — would make possession of up to one ounce of marijuana legal for adults 21 years of age and older. It would remain illegal to use or display marijuana in public.
Portland voters approved a similar measure 67-33 in November 2013.
The Lewiston and South Portland initiatives also express support for ending marijuana prohibition in Maine and replacing it with a system in which marijuana is regulated and taxed similarly to alcohol.
The organization backing the measures, the Marijuana Policy Project, has filed a committee to support such a statewide initiative in 2016.
WHAT: Election Night watch party for the campaign in support of the Lewiston and South Portland ballot measures to make marijuana legal for adults
WHEN: Tuesday, November 4, after the polls close at 8 p.m.
WHERE: Thatcher’s Restaurant, 35 Foden Rd., South Portland
WHO: David Boyer, Maine Political Director, Marijuana Policy Project