As expected, Maine Gov. Paul LePage on Friday vetoed a bill to regulate sales of recreational marijuana, citing concerns such as how the Trump administration might react to states that have legalized cannabis.
His veto sets up a potential showdown when Maine lawmakers reconvene Monday.
Here’s what you need to know:
- Friday was the last day for LePage to veto the bill, which voters passed in a statewide referendum vote in 2016.
- Legalization forces have remained hopeful they can persuade a small number of representatives who voted against