Marijuana Activists To Deliver Petitions In York, Maine

MAINE:  A group that wants to legalize marijuana for recreational use by adults is ready to submit its petitions to the town of York.

Citizens for a Safer Maine collected more than 900 signatures. That’s far more than the 641 valid signatures of registered town voters needed to qualify for the ballot.

Marijuana activists began collecting signatures after the Town Council vote 3-2 against putting the measure to a town vote. The petitions will be delivered Wednesday.

A similar measure will appear on the November ballot in South Portland. Organizers are also hoping to put the measure on the ballot in Lewiston.


Majority of York PA Leaders Oppose Legalizing Medical Marijuana

PENNSYLVANIA: State Sen. Mike Folmer, R-Lebanon, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in early 2012. He said he got a clean screening from a doctor in November.

The experience has influenced his view on whether people should be allowed to use marijuana for medical reasons.

He said he came across a lot of other sick people. And he thinks the United States is missing the boat when it comes to the medical benefit of cannabis.

“The arsenal of my doctor was adequate to help me do my battle,” Folmer said. “”I’m just looking to give patients and doctors every weapon at their fingertips to help them fight their diseases.” [Read more…]