ME: Anti-Marijuana Legalization Group Drops Recount Demand

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Portland, Maine – A group that campaigned against the legalization of marijuana in Maine has dropped its request for a recount

The opposition group said it has withdrawn its request with the Secretary of States office and that is satisfied that the result approving marijuana legalization in Maine is accurate.

The recount has involved more than 200,000 ballots and would have resumed in January. The anti-legalization group estimated that the recount cost less than $15,000 and that little to no overtime costs were necessary.
Maine residents last month approved legalizing marijuana by a narrow 4,073-vote margin in an election that attracted more than 750,000 votes.

Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage has expressed reservations about whether the marijuana law can be implemented.

The pro-legalization campaign did not immediately respond to request for comment Sunday.

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