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Council in South Portland to allow marijuana legalization question on November ballot

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine - South Portland's City Council has voted unanimously to allow a ballot question that would make it legal for people 21 and older to possess up to one ounce of marijuana.

The Press Herald reports (bit.ly/1mhqUMt) a majority of council members said Monday night they're opposed to legalizing marijuana but they'll let residents decide in November.

Council will take a final vote Aug. 18.

South Portland activists who want to legalize pot in Maine cities and towns, and eventually statewide, submitted more than 1,500 signatures in favour of legalization to the city last month.

The city of Portland passed a referendum last year allowing recreational use of marijuana by adults. Selectmen in York last month said no to placing a proposed ordinance to legalize marijuana in town on the November ballot.

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Information from: Portland Press Herald, http://www.pressherald.com

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