Matt Dunlap, the Maine Secretary of State, has officially certified more than 61,000 signatures from Maine voters, and the legalization of Marijuana has taken an important step towards becoming law here in the Pine Tree State.

Read the story from WGME here.

Here's how the process works: Now that enough people have signed the petitions, the issue will go directly before the legislature. They can either enact it right now, or send it to the voters this fall. Because the legalization of marijuana is a divisive issue, it's probably a safe bet that the legislature will let voters decide later this year at the ballot box.

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