Legislature amends retail marijuana, ranked choice voting, and food sovereignty laws

In a busy legislative special session on October 23, the Maine House and Senate amended several bills, including referendums passed last November approving ranked choice voting and retail marijuana sales. The citizen-adopted law to convert state elections to a ranked-choice system of voting has faced partisan-based conflict since the Maine Supreme Court found the system to be incompatible with a requirement in the state constitution that election winners are to be determined by a plurality, in which the winner receives the most votes whether or not that's a majority of voters.

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