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  • March 21 2013

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    Maine Groups Push to Make Marijuana Possession Legal in Portland

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    MPP Maine political director David Boyer

    Marijuana policy reform advocates in Maine held a press conference in Portland City Hall on Thursday morning to announce the start of a citywide signature drive to make possession of 2.5 ounces of marijuana legal for adults within city limits. The Portland Green Party filed the petition earlier this month and is coordinating the signature drive for the initiative.

    Major speakers at the event included: Portland City Councilor Dave Marshall, Zachary Heiden of the ACLU of Maine, Tom MacMillan of the Portland Green Party, and David Boyer, Maine political director for MPP. Supporters highlighted the fact that marijuana is far less harmful than alcohol, and it is illogical to punish adults for using the safer alternative.

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