PORTLAND, Maine — Opponents of a vote to legalize Maine marijuana have taken the first step toward a potential recount request.
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Voters in the state chose to legalize recreational marijuana via a referendum vote this week. The referendum won approval by a fraction of a percentage point after a count that took nearly two days.
The No On 1 campaign says it has picked up petition papers from the secretary of state’s office. Campaign director Scott Gagnon (gon-YUR’) says the coalition that opposes legalization has received numerous requests to continue the fight.
Gagnon says the campaign is considering filing for a recount because of potential harm to Maine children and the state’s medical marijuana program.
Supporters of legalization say home cultivation could be legal by Christmas.