SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- This November, voters in South Portland will decide whether recreational marijuana should be legal for adults 21 years or older in the city.
City councilors voted unanimously to put the question on the November 4th ballot Monday night.
The group Citizens for a Safer Maine collected more than 1,500 signatures to get the measure before the council, when only 959 valid signatures were needed.
The council had three options.
The first was to enact the ordinance, which would make it legal for adults 21 years or older to privately possess up to one ounce of marijuana.
This was an unlikely option, because earlier in the summer, councilors unanimously stated their opposition to marijuana legalization in South Portland in a symbolic vote.