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Staff and volunteers for the marijuana legalization campaign are sorting petitions at their office in Falmouth. Volunteer Allison Cormier (left) along with office manager Shaun Bowen (center) and field director Jordan DeCoster sort and organize stacks of petitions at their campaign headquarters.
2016 Portland Press Herald

Voters in Maine will decide in November whether the state should legalize marijuana.

Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap said Wednesday that supporters of a referendum to legalize pot in the state had obtained enough signatures to pass it on to lawmakers, who will either enact the proposal or bring it before voters in November, according to the Associated Press.

The decision comes after Maine’s chief justice dismissed a legal challenge, allowing the referendum to move forward. Dunlap had initially rejected some 26,000 signatures because of a discrepancy, but additional signatures were added Wednesday to bring the total above the 61,123 needed for a vote.

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