If approved, this measure would make it legal according to town law for an adult to possess and use up to 2.5 ounces of recreation marijuana. The measure is being sponsored and put on the ballot by the group Marijuana Policy Project. David Boyer, Maine’s political director for the national Marijuana Policy Project, announced on January 21, 2014, that the organization would attempt to put similar ballot measures on the ballots of three municipalities in Maine: Lewiston, South Portland and York.
The groups efforts have paid off. over 200 signatures have been delivered. Citizens for a Safer Maine on June 19, 2014 announced it submitted the signatures to the York town clerk to start the process of getting an ordinance on the November ballot.
The proposed ordinances supported by cannabis activists would allow adults 21 and older to possess up to an ounce of marijuana, and paraphernalia. It would also have the businesses tax and regulate marijuana like alcohol. Users would be prohibited from consuming marijuana in public.