NORML is pleased to support historic legislation — LD 1229 — that would make Maine the third state to tax and regulate the adult use of marijuana.

This is common sense legislation that would put Maine at the vanguard of a reform which is not only supported by more than half of the country, but would also save the state precious law enforcement resources, create a new job and tax producing industry, stop the arrest of non-violent citizens, enhance protection of civil liberties, and help keep marijuana out of the hands of Maine’s children.

We urge Rep. Diane Russell’s colleagues to join with her and the 35 co-sponsors of LD 1229 in taking a stand to end the state’s prohibition on marijuana and to start creating a safer Maine.

Erik Altieri, Washington, D.C., communications director for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws


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