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Push to legalize pot in South Portland intensifies
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SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- South Portland Police Chief Edward Googins will participate in a debate Wednesday night at South Portland High School as the push to legalize pot in South Portland intensifies.

Googins will lay out his reasons why South Portland voters should 'say no to pot' starting at 7 p.m. Googins was recently quoted in a Bangor Daily News article saying that, "claims marijuana is safer than alcohol are so bogus it's not even funny."

David Boyer, a pro-pot activist, is challenging Googins to what's being called a "drug duel." Boyer said he'll be at the Mill Creek Park Gazebo at high noon with "enough alcohol to kill a man." And he'll take a hit of pot for every shot Googins does.

There's no word on whether Googins will show up.


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