State Lawmakers to Unveil Details and Co-Sponsors of New Bill to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol in Maine
State Reps. Diane Russell (D) and Aaron Libby (R) will join former school superintendent and local advocates at a news conference Thursday, Feb. 21 at noon EST in the State House Welcome Center
Toke Signals’ favorite Maine legislator, State Rep. Diane Russell (D-Portland), will introduce a bill Thursday that would make possession of limited amounts of marijuana legal in the Pine State for adults 21 and older, and establish a system in which marijuana is regulated and taxed like alcohol.
Rep. Russell will announce the details of the bill and its several co-sponsors at a news conference at noon EST in the State House Welcome Center. She will be joined by Rep. Aaron Libby (R-Waterboro), former school superintendent Denny Gallaudet, ACLU executive director Shenna Bellows, and David Boyer, Maine political director for the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP).
WHAT: News conference to announce details and co-sponsors of new bill to regulate and tax marijuana like alcohol in Maine
WHEN: Thursday, February 21, 12:00 p.m. EST
WHERE: Welcome Center, Maine State House, 210 State Street
WHO: State Rep. Diane Russell (D-Portland)
State Rep. Aaron Libby (R-Waterboro)
Denny Gallaudet, former school superintendent
Shenna Bellows, executive director, ACLU of Maine
David Boyer, Maine political director, Marijuana Policy Project