Maine governor backtracks, signs bill delaying rec cannabis program

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Maine Gov. Paul LePage reversed his initial opposition and signed a bill delaying the rollout of the state’s adult-use cannabis program by a few months.

By signing the bill Friday, LePage backtracked on an earlier vow that he would not sign the measure until state legislators provided money to his administration to start drafting regulations governing the program.

Under the new law, the earliest recreational sales could begin would be in February 2018, the Portland Press-Herald reported. Some initially had expected Maine’s adult-use program to be up and running this fall.

Last November’s ballot initiative, Question 1, gave lawmakers

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