Maine Gov. Paul LePage plans to veto a bill that would allow recreational marijuana use in the state, according to a report.
The Republican governor has complained the bill would not combine Maine’s medical and adult-use marijuana programs, according to a report in the Portland Press-Herald. Medical marijuana is already legal in Maine, and the bill would tax recreational marijuana use by 20 percent.
The governor’s office did not return a request for comment. LePage already vetoed a recreational marijuana bill last November.
Only eight states and the District of Columbia legalize recreational marijuana, according to Governing magazine. Thirty states and Washington, D.C., have laws broadly legalizing marijuana, the vast majority approve its use for medical purposes.