Marijuana debate lights up in So. Portland

June 6th, 2014 by admin Leave a reply »

Broadway resident Brian Leonard, while speaking at Mondayrsquo;s City Council meeting about his own drug and alcohol addictions, stumped for the legalization of marijuana, arguing against its perceived status as a ldquo;gateway drugrdquo; to harder narcotics. (Duke Harrington photo)
Broadway resident Brian Leonard, while speaking at Monday’s City Council meeting about his own drug and alcohol addictions, stumped for the legalization of marijuana, arguing against its perceived status as a “gateway drug” to harder narcotics. (Duke Harrington photo)
SOUTH PORTLAND — Last year, South Portland City Councilors waited several months to issue an opinion on a proposed Waterfront Protection Ordinance designed to block the import of tar sands — and then did so only by circulating and signing an opposition letter outside of the public meeting process. But on Monday councilors took a different tack on a potential health hazard, handing down an official opinion in what amounted to a preemptive strike on a topic that promises to be at least as controversial as tar sands.

In a unanimous 5-0 vote, the city council adopted a resolution opposing the legalization of marijuana for recreational use. While no petition to de-criminalize marijuana has been presented, an attempt to gather signatures

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