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Maine: University To Host Marijuana Policy Debate April 20

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The Maine Law Federalist Society will host a debate between supporters of a statewide initiative to make marijuana legal for adults and regulated like alcohol and opponents of marijuana policy reform on Monday, April 20.

The debate will feature David Boyer of the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol and Scott Gagnon of Smart Approaches to Marijuana, and will take place at noon in the Middle Room of the University of Maine School of Law.

The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol is currently collecting signatures to place an initiative on the 2016 ballot that would allow adults 21 years of age and older to possess up to one ounce of marijuana, grow up to six marijuana plants in their homes, and possess the marijuana produced by those plants.

The measure would establish a tightly regulated system of licensed marijuana retail stores, cultivation facilities, product-manufacturing facilities, and testing facilities, and create rules governing the production, testing, transportation, and sale of marijuana and marijuana-related products, such as testing, labeling, and packaging requirements.

Municipalities would be allowed to prohibit the operation of marijuana establishments. Marijuana would be subject to a 10 percent sales tax in addition to the standard sales tax, and revenue generated by marijuana sales would be allocated public education.

WHAT: Marijuana policy reform debate hosted by Maine Law Federalist Society

WHEN: Monday, April 20, 12:00 p.m. ET

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