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Portland, Maine Votes To Legalize Recreational Marijuana; Police Plan To Ignore Ordinance

A new law legalizing marijuana for recreational use went into effect Friday in Maine’s largest city, providing a symbolic victory that marijuana advocates intend to use as a springboard to a statewide law.

12/06/2013

Casino opponents (L) and casino proponents (R) hold signs outside the polls in Taunton on Saturday. (Photos by Kim Tunnicliffe)

Taunton Voters Expected To Show Support For Resort-Style Casino

If approved, Saturday’s referendum in Taunton — while nonbinding — would mark the first time local residents have expressed support for a casino project at the ballot box since Gov. Deval Patrick signed the state’s new gambling law last year.

06/09/2012