AUGUSTA (WGME) — State lawmakers are hopeful their bill regulating marijuana sales in Maine will finally pass.
A 17-member committee made up of state Democrats and Republicans has been working on changes to the recreational pot bill for the past few months.
Mainers voted to legalize marijuana in November of 2016.
Since then, lawmakers have been crafting legislation to put rules into place.
Governor Paul LePage vetoed the first bill last year, and state lawmakers went back to the drawing board.
Now, they’ve come up with what they believe is a bill that will work.
The biggest tweaks include eliminating social clubs, moving the medical pot program from the Department of Health and Human Services to the Department of Administrative and Financial Services and decreasing the number of plants individuals can possess from six to three.
“I think we’re really going to get it done this time. We’ve listened very carefully to the objections of the people who voted against this bill. We’ve done our best to try to take into account their objections and make a few tweaks to