Saturday, March 5, 2016


The groups looking to get a marijuana initiative on the ballot this November was just blocked by the Maine Secretary of State.

Maine regulations state that people collecting signatures for any initiative must appear before a CPA and show proof of residency.

The Governor and the Secretary of state are against a vote on legalizing marijuana because it would likely to pass.

The campaign turned in 99,229 signatures on Feb. 1.
According to Dunlap’s office, over 31,000 signatures were deemed invalid because signatures on petitions swearing that the circulator witnessed the signature collection did not match his or her signature on file. One circulator was listed as the public notary on 5,099 petitions containing 26,779 signatures.
Other irregularities included 13,525 signatures that were invalid because they did not belong to a registered voter in the municipality where they were submitted.
The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol backed the initiative, which would allow adults 21 and older to possess small amounts of marijuana for recreational use.

This is small potatoes compared to what Florida’s Secretary of State did during the Bush/Gore election; but it seems like Republicans are always ready to pervert government to support their policies.

the Ol’Buzzard


  1. Our new Liberal government here in Canada has promised to legalize pot. There's no firm date attached to that promise, though. But they should do it soon -- with oil prices in the toilet, the government could use the extra tax money from pot sales!

  2. And another reason to hate Lepage is logged into my "I fucking Hate Paul Lepage" notebook. Not because he blocked this referendum so much as he has done everything he can to negate the use of the referendum in Maine. Either ignore the ones that passed, or stop any new ones from getting off the ground. ........... Nuff said.

  3. Same tactics used by Putin to disqualify anything he woshes disqualified

  4. hey even Texas has medical marijuana now...sigh*


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