STATEWIDE- Marijuana will now officially be legal in the state after those opposed withdrew their request for a recount.
Representatives from the campaign contacted the Director of the Secretary of State’s Bureau of Elections early on Saturday to give notice of the withdraw.
They also formally congratulated the winners of the campaign.
Opponents of question one felt they needed to validate the results in such a close campaign, but as they went through the process of the recount, they realized they weren’t going to win.
“As we’ve gone through these first two phases of the recount, while we did definitely see some movement towards our way, the no vote, after a certain point it looked pretty clear that the pattern wasn’t going to be what we needed to get to our side winning,” said Scott Gagnon, campaign chair of the No on One campaign.
The vote came out to nearly half and half, and Gagnon says that while the results are discouraging, he is planning to stay involved and try to find common ground with proponents.
He says his main priority is protecting our youth against potential dangers of marijuana.