Anti-Marijuana Campaigners Collecting Last of Signatures
Campaigners who oppose Maine's move toward legalized marijuana are entering their final full day of collecting signatures to force a recount.
The No On 1 campaign needs to collect 100 signatures by 5 p.m. on Wednesday to bring about the recount. A spokeswoman for the Maine Department of the Secretary of State says a recount would likely take several weeks.
Mainers voted to legalize recreational marijuana on Nov. 8. The vote was decided by a fraction of a percentage point, and opponents of legalization said last week that they would pursue a recount.
Gov. Paul LePage has expressed skepticism about the move toward legalization. The Republican governor said during a radio appearance last week that he plans to delay taking the steps to establish necessary marijuana regulations in Maine. —PORTLAND, Maine (AP)