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Maine’s Recreational Marijuana Bill Just Passed

Maine’s Recreational Marijuana Bill Just Passed

Voters in Maine approved a bill to allow recreational marijuana to be used and sold by those 21 years old and older, according to the Associated Press.

Based on the ballot proposal, marijuana would be taxed at 10 percent and could still face some local restrictions, but residents would otherwise be able to “cultivate, manufacture, distribute, test and sell marijuana and marijuana products,” according to AP.

The proposal was on Tuesday’s ballot and narrowly passed with 50.2 percent approval, according to Business Insider. Maine had previously approved medical marijuana and was one of four states that voted to allow recreational use this week—California, Nevada and Massachusetts were the others.

According to reports, the anti-marijuana side conceded the loss today.

Recreational use will not become legal until the bill takes effect in a few weeks.

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