Uncertainty Surrounds Maine’s Recreational Marijuana Law – News

There is now a distinct possibility that Maine’s recreational marijuana implementation bill could be shot down.

According to a report from the Portland Press-Herald, House Minority Leader Ken Fredette has said that he will likely oppose a bill that a special legislative committee has been working on for months in an attempt to hash out the details of the state’s legal marijuana market.

The state’s House leader says the current proposal, which has been nine months in the making, attempts to tackle too many issues at one time.

“This is an all-or-nothing bill, which makes me uncomfortable,” Fredette told the news source. “When you have a bill like this, it makes it easy to find the one, two or three things in the bill you don’t like and makes it more likely you will vote against the bill.”

Although Governor Paul LePage has said a number of times that he wishes the federal government would intervene and crack down on state sanctioned marijuana markets, it is not clear whether he plans to support or veto the implementation measure if it reaches his desk later this year.

“If LePage vetoes the bill, the votes in Fredette’s caucus likely would be the…

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