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Portland, Maine, legalizes marijuana possession

One by one, like dominoes, cities and states all across the country are finally waking up to the fact that marijuana is a completely harmless plant with legitimate medicinal benefits and not the dangerous "drug" that the federal government still mindlessly claims it is. And the first place on the eastern seaboard to take this stand legally is Portland, Maine, which recently legalized possession of up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana among adults 21 years of age and older.

Breaking News – Maine the 2nd state to pass GMO labeling law -

Earlier this month Maine positioned itself to become the 2nd state in the United States to pass GMO labeling laws. After the state’s House of Representatives approved LD 718 on June 11 by a vote of 141 to 4, the Senate unanimously approved a similar version of the bill on the June 12. It has been reported that once differences are ironed out between the two measures, the final bill will head to Gov. Paul LePage’s desk.


Fast Facts and Trivia

  1. Eastport is the most eastern city in the United States. The city is considered the first place in the United States to receive the rays of the morning sun.
  2. In Wilton there's a cannery that imports and cans only dandelion greens.
  3. Maine is the only state in the United States whose name has one syllable.