"how can such a small firm, with only one similar study under its belt, complete such an analysis in four weeks?" Such a silly question. There won't be any "analysis", and the conclusions are what the gubna is paying for.
Bet Michaud is using campaign funds. On the other hand, LePage just hired a right wing "think" tank with $1 million of taxpayer money to provide his campaign with talking points.
The only way to graduate to harder drugs is to smoke weed? Alcohol nothing to do with anything, and is not a gateway drug, so let's just ignore it. Legalize weed and get it out of the black market.