Recreational Marijuana Petition Rejected When Half the Proponents Write DOOOOD! on the Dotted Line

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recreational marijuanaAUGUSTA — A Superior Court judge has overturned Secretary of State Matt Dunlap’s ruling that a citizen petition for a referendum to legalize recreational marijuana in Maine was invalid. Superior Court Justice Michaela Murphy made the decision in a 26-page ruling issued Friday. She ruled that Dunlap “committed an error of law by applying a vague, subjective and/or unduly burdensome interpretation” of the law. She wrote that variations in signatures are understandable, given how citizen petitions are conducted. Murphy’s decision puts the question back on track to appear on the November state ballot. Dunlap now will have time to take a fresh look at the signatures to determine whether petitioners submitted enough valid ones to qualify for ballot placement. (read more at the Lewiston Sun Journal)

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