Maine’s US Senate candidates have contrasting views of marijuana legalization

August 28th, 2014 by admin Leave a reply »

LEWISTON – U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, doesn’t support making marijuana legal for recreational use at the national level.

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, at left says she opposes legalizing marijuana for recreational use for adults. Her Democratic opponent Shenna Bellows, right, says the U.S. needs to end the prohibtion on marijuana. In November Lewiston voters will not only decide on which candidate they want, but also on whether to pass a city ordinance change to make the possession of up to 1.5 ounces of marijuana legal for adults.

But, in November, Lewiston voters will get a shot at sending a message to Congress and the state Legislature when they vote on a citywide ballot question that would change the city’s ordinance to make possession of up to 1.5 ounces of marijuana legal for adults over 21.

“From a federal perspective, if there were a bill in the Senate to legalize marijuana, I would vote against it,” Collins said. That decision, she said, is based on extensive

Article source: http://www.sunjournal.com/news/maine/2014/08/28/maines-us-senate-candidates-have-contrasting-views-marijuana-legalization/1580434

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