As you know I liked to speak about the election results as it pertains to legalization of marijuana in the USA. I have a big interest in that topic since I have so many people becoming advocates of medical marijuana and at the same time, I help the common man (and woman) pass drug tests because let’s face it, employers are not going to back down on giving drug tests even if weed is legal in that State. Don’t believe me? Here’s a list of companies that do drug tests.
You Can Legally Smoke Weed in Maine Now
In November, Maine passed the legalization of marijuna. Just last week, the State’s results became a reality. I read on Yahoo! news about people raving about this. Here are some sample quotes I liked to hear:
“Burned my first legal ‘J’ on my front porch. I tried to get others to join me, but it was late,” Steve Richard said.
Yes. Love reading that. Congrats Steve. I feel you.
Of course, it’ll take several months to tie down the loose ends like which stores can sell it, as well as where using marijuana in various forms will be socially acceptable, but that’s all part of the process. The hard part (passing the legality of it) was done in the November election.
However, as of now, you lucky dogs in Maine can gift, grow, and possess up to 2.5 ounces of sweet chiba.
The bill was very close, and only passed by about 4,000 votes. Oppositions to this bill are continuing to look for restrictions, but we’ll see how that plays out. You know I’ll be following that closely and letting you know that they will fail once everyone sees the huge benefits of having legal marijuana.
Some things to know about weed in Maine:
- You Must be 21 to possess.
Last year, along with Maine, Nevada, California, and Massachusetts all passed the legalization of recreational marijuana with referendums last year.
It’s good to see progress in the Northeast. I’m happy for all of you people in lovely Maine.