AUGUSTA – People both for and against legalized marijuana will be keeping a close eye on the statehouse over the days ahead.
A recount got underway Monday morning for Question One, the referendum question that legalizes pot for recreational use.
It passed by a little more than 4,000 votes, and opponents decided to challenge the results.
The Yes on One campaign has been urging their opponents to drop the request for a recount, but that hasn’t happened. Campaign manager David Boyer said he doesn’t believe the recount will change the outcome.
The recount got underway Monday morning in the Florian Room of the Maine Department of Public Safety in Augusta and is open to the public.
It could take more than a month and cost $500,000 to complete.