Pot legalization effort moves eastward to Maine – Chicago Sun

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Associated Press

October 19, 2013 12:46PM

FILE- In this Oct. 22, 2009 file photo, a bud of legally grown marijuana is held by a cancer patient, in Portland, Maine. Advocates of recreational marijuana use are looking to an upcoming vote in Maine as an indicator of whether the East Coast is ready to follow in the footsteps of Colorado and Washington by legalizing cannabis. Voters in Portland, Maine’s largest city, are being asked whether they want to make it legal for adults 21 and over to possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana. The November 2013 vote is being eyed nationally as momentum grows in favor of legalizing pot use. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)