Crown Politics

Former cop makes new push to repeal Maine’s legal marijuana law

Good morning from Augusta, where a potential attempt to repeal Maine’s recreational marijuana law has already sparked some pushback.

Nothing formal has happened yet but the possibility was being discussed Wednesday night by lawmakers and lobbyists at the State House as the Senate worked until nearly 11:30 p.m. Sen. Scott Cyrway, R-Benton, a retired police officer and one of the Legislature’s most outspoken opponents of legal marijuana, is attempting to breathe life into his bill to eventually repeal Maine’s pot law.

Cyrway’s bill would again ask voters whether they want legal marijuana in a November referendum because, he said this morning, the ramifications of legalized marijuana “is getting more serious than what people realize.” Cyrway said Republican Senate leadership backs his effort and is lobbying Democrats to allow votes on the bill today.

To read the rest of “Former cop makes new push to repeal Maine’s legal marijuana law,” an article by contributing Bangor Daily News staff writer Christopher Cousins, please follow this link to the BDN online.

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