Maine’s New Marijuana Laws Kick In Today
Fortunately for Afroman, "Because I Got High" will soon be a viable excuse!
Like it or not, Maine's new law regarding the recreational use of Marijuana goes into effect on Monday. While many Mainers will most likely light up a doobie and throw The Big Lebowski on the TV, higher-ups in government and the budding legal Marijuana industry in the state will be worrying about potential loopholes in the fine print surrounding who can possess the drug.
According to WCSH, Scott Gagnon, chair of both AdCare Maine and SAM, is concerned about the explicit details regarding minors possessing pot, which he believes are not outlined clearly enough. "We are hopeful that the Legislature and Governor are able to put something quickly in place to ensure we don't have the situation where youth will be able to lawfully possess Marijuana come Monday," Gagnon states.
In addition to issues with minors, people who use Marijuana both medically and recreationally will not be able to possess guns, as outlined by federal law. The Washington Post reports that an appeals court decision back in September ruled that barring users of the drug from possessing guns does not violate their 2nd Amendment rights. So for all of you out there that have a big wall hanging in your room with pot leaves and guns - it might be time to revisit your feng sui.
What do you think about legalization? What about these lingering questions and issues? Leave a comment below and let your voice be heard.