Numbers coming out of Maine Revenue Services report that medical marijuana sales in the Pine Tree State have increased nearly 50% from 2014 to 2015.
Last year, Maine’s licensed dispensaries took in $23.6 million in revenue — a 46% increase from $16.2 million in 2014— as more Mainers sought relief from medical marijuana. This year’s sales generated $1.29 million in taxes for the state.
A new poll has found that the majority of voters in Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania — three key swing states for the presidential election — all support legalizing marijuana.
The Quinnipiac University conducted the poll and found that slim majorities in the three states are for total legalization, while medical marijuana is supported by drastic margins.
In Florida, 55% of voters support legalization versus 42% against, and 84% of voters support medical marijuana versus 14% against.
Activists filed paperwork last week to legalize marijuana in Massachusetts, according to Statehouse News Service. The group, Bay State Repeal, plans to test potential initiative language by placing non-binding legalization questions on local ballots in 2014 before a statewide legal pot push in 2016, according to spokesman WIlliam Downing.