The Legislature has finally agreed on a bill that will allow for the retail sale and cultivation of recreational marijuana. The House and Senate both voted Wednesday to override a veto of the bill by Gov. Paul LePage, which means the bill is now law.
Sale of commercial marijuana was approved by voters back in 2016, but implementation has been slow.
The bill eliminates marijuana social clubs, reduces the number of plants that people can have and prohibits sale near schools.
Under the bill, Maine could allow retail pot sales to adults as early as next year.