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Legalizing Marijuana

Leaves from a Cannabis plant

“Do you want to allow the possession and use of marijuana under state law by persons who are at least 21 years of age, and allow the cultivation, manufacture, distribution, testing, and sale of marijuana and marijuana products subject to state regulation, taxation and local ordinance?”

Both sides in the debate over Ballot Question 1 join us in our Lewiston studio for the first of 5 Ballot Question debates (to be taped for later showing on Maine Public Television).

Guests: Representing the Yes on 1: Regulate and Tax Marijuana, will be Alysia Melnick, Political Director for the Yes on 1 Campaign to Regulate and Tax Marijuana

Representing No on 1 will be Scott Gagnon, Campaign Chair of Mainers Protecting Our Youth and Communities, the No On One campaign.