SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The South Portland Police Chief did something he's never done before Wednesday night: stepped on stage and debated a political issue.
Chief Edward Googins argued that marijuana legalization would be harmful to the South Portland community, and asked voters to reject a pot referendum question this November.
Googins debated David Boyer, the Maine Director of the Marijuana Policy Project, at a debate organized by the South Portland School Department.
Boyer led the successful campaign to legalize recreational marijuana in Portland, and has brought the campaign to South Portland and Lewiston.
"The facts are on our side," said Boyer, who has continued to frame the debate as an alcohol vs. marijuana conversation.