SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- We're now ten days away from election day when voters will be heading to the polls. Those in South Portland will have to decide if they want to legalize recreational marijuana for adults in their city, and the campaigns from both sides are spending the final stretch going door to door.
A group from the Marijuana Policy Project spent their Saturday walking around several residential areas of South Portland asking citizens to vote in favor of the marijuana referendum. That would allow adults over the age of 21 to posses one once of marijuana or less in their homes, but not in public places. According to the Maine Director of the Marijuana Policy Project, David Boyer, recreational marijuana is a safer alternative to alcohol and would allow law enforcement to spend their time dealing with more serious crimes.