Maine Houses Passes Compromise on Cannabis Sales

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A new attempt to create a legal framework for marijuana sales in Maine has passed the state’s House of Representatives.

The Maine House approved of the new compromise Tuesday. Lawmakers have been trying to hammer out regulations for legalized marijuana since voters chose to go legal in 2016.

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The bill won approval from a legislative committee earlier, and passed the House despite an uphill battle. Republican leaders who oppose legalization because marijuana remains illegal at the federal level said they’re still against it.

Some pro-marijuana activists also didn’t like that it would cut the number of plants a person can grow for personal use from six to three.

The bill now needs more rounds of votes in the House and Senate.