BDN: Maine voters narrowly endorse recreational marijuana use

Maine joins California, Massachusets, and Nevada as states that legalized weed in 2016 election.

In a very narrow margin, Mainers have approved legalizing recreational marijuana, according to the Bangor Daily News.


Yes on 1 is declaring victory with results showing marijuana legalization ahead by one percent of the vote.

The opposition says it’s not ready to concede.

While the No on 1 campaign says it’s exploring all options, members of Yes on 1 are wrapped up a victory celebration at Portland City Hall.

It’s still a nail biter, but the conversation Wednesday is already shifting toward how to move forward and implement legalization.

With more than 90 percent of precincts reporting, it’s neck and neck with legalization leading by a few thousand votes.