Maine suspends marijuana ballot recount until new year

The ballot recount of Maine’s initiative to legalize recreational marijuana is on hold until 2017 to give legalization opponents time to mull whether they want to continue the tally. With about 30% of the ballots counted, there was no significant change in the outcome of the Nov. 8 vote in favor of legalization, according to the Portland Press Herald. Legalization would have gone into effect in the first week of January. But it will be delayed until either the opponents who demanded the recount throw in the towel or some 700,000 ballots in 500 municipalities are recounted. “We are hoping ... Maine suspends marijuana ballot recount until new year is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs