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Maine patients, parents, activists call on Obama to remove medical marijuana from list of scheduled drugs

Maine patients, parents, activists call on Obama to remove medical marijuana from list of scheduled drugs bangordailynews.com 37 TWEETS

FALMOUTH, Maine — Three times each day, 19-year-old Katie Solman of Bangor adds drops of a medical marijuana tincture into a cup of juice or tea and swallows it. Sometimes, she lets a lozenge dissolve in her mouth instead, in order to obtain the effects o

https://bangordailynews.com/2014/04/15/health/maine-patients-parents-activists-call-on-obama-to-remove-medical-marijuana-from-list-of-scheduled-drugs/

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Maine: Nurse practitioners added to list of those who can prescribe medical marijuana - " goes into effect in August"

Maine: Nurse practitioners added to list of those who can prescribe medical marijuana - " goes into effect in August" bangordailynews.com 71 TWEETS

BANGOR, Maine — The state’s medical marijuana law, first approved by Maine voters in 1999, has been amended, and the biggest change replaces the word physician with the words “medical provider.” The amendment , which was signed into law by Gov. Paul LePag

bangordailynews.com/2014/04/12/news/bangor/nurse-practitioners-added-to-list-of-those-who-can-prescribe-medical-marijuana/

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Maine House debates bill to dock lawmakers’ pay if state shutdown occurs, puts off vote: If the state can’t manage to avoid a shutdown, then lawmakers shouldn’t get paid. That was the argument made Tuesday by Portland Democrat Diane Russell

Maine House debates bill to dock lawmakers’ pay if state shutdown occurs, puts off vote: If the state can’t manage to avoid a shutdown, then lawmakers shouldn’t get paid. That was the argument made Tuesday by Portland Democrat Diane Russell bangordailynews.com 1 TWEETS

AUGUSTA, Maine — If the state can’t manage to avoid a shutdown, then lawmakers shouldn’t get paid. That was the argument made Tuesday by Portland Democrat Diane Russell on the floor of the House of Representatives. In the event of a state government shutd

bangordailynews.com/2014/03/04/politics/maine-house-debates-bill-to-dock-lawmakers-pay-if-state-shutdown-occurs-puts-off-vote/

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Four bills Governor LePage submitted Friday target use of welfare money in Maine.

Four bills Governor LePage submitted Friday target use of welfare money in Maine. bangordailynews.com 6 TWEETS

AUGUSTA, Maine — As promised earlier this year, Gov. Paul LePage filed four bills Friday aimed at tightening restrictions on the use of electronic benefit cards used by welfare recipients. Democrats said certain elements of the governor’s proposals raise

bangordailynews.com/2014/03/23/politics/four-lepage-bills-submitted-friday-target-use-of-welfare-money-in-maine/

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Marijuana Policy Project looks to legalize pot in South Portland, York, Lewiston, Maine: is an effort to further gauge Mainers’ attitude toward lifting legal prohibitions against marijuana use & to force debate of the issue in this year’s gubernat

Marijuana Policy Project looks to legalize pot in South Portland, York, Lewiston, Maine: is an effort to further gauge Mainers’ attitude toward lifting legal prohibitions against marijuana use & to force debate of the issue in this year’s gubernat bangordailynews.com 18 TWEETS

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Marijuana Policy Project will launch new efforts to legalize recreational marijuana use this fall in Lewiston, South Portland and York, a move that leaders in two of those cities said caught them to some degree off guard. While South

bangordailynews.com/2014/01/21/politics/marijuana-policy-project-looks-to-legalize-pot-in-south-portland-york-lewiston/

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‘Religious freedom’ bill in Maine would lead to legalized discrimination, opponents say

‘Religious freedom’ bill in Maine would lead to legalized discrimination, opponents say bangordailynews.com 16 TWEETS

AUGUSTA, Maine — Sen. David Burns, R-Whiting, says Mainers need protection from state laws that may impede their religious freedom. But the law he proposes to achieve it is drawing fierce criticism from those who say his bill would create an open door to

bangordailynews.com/2014/01/16/politics/religious-freedom-bill-in-maine-would-lead-to-legalized-discrimination-opponents-say/

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DEA official decries states’ legalization of marijuana — Politics — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine

DEA official decries states’ legalization of marijuana — Politics — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine bangordailynews.com 6 TWEETS

WASHINGTON — The chief of operations at the Drug Enforcement Administration on Wednesday called the legalization of marijuana at the state level “reckless and irresponsible,” warning that the movement to decriminalize the sale of pot in the United States

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Does the working class vote against its best interests?

Does the working class vote against its best interests? bangordailynews.com 6 TWEETS

People like me feel baffled when it looks like poor and working-class people are “voting against their interests.” How can someone with a chronically ill family member who has no health insurance not support Medicare-for-all, for example? Or, how could so

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Fearing another federal shutdown, LePage sends layoff notices to 58 state employees

Fearing another federal shutdown, LePage sends layoff notices to 58 state employees bangordailynews.com 10 TWEETS

AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage has announced that state government would begin issuing layoff notices Monday before the possibility of another federal government shutdown next month, a move that Maine’s largest state employees union said would unnecess

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A mysterious company is buying tax liens ‘like a machine,’ using hardball tactics on homeowners

A mysterious company is buying tax liens ‘like a machine,’ using hardball tactics on homeowners bangordailynews.com 3 TWEETS

WASHINGTON — The firm that threatened to foreclose on hundreds of struggling D.C. homeowners is a mystery: It lists no owners, no local office, no website. Aeon Financial is incorporated in Delaware, operates from mail-drop boxes in Chicago and is represe

bangordailynews.com/2013/12/09/business/mysterious-company-buys-tax-liens-like-a-machine-uses-hardball-tactics-on-homeowners/

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LePage sees upside for global warming in Maine with opening of Northeast Passage

LePage sees upside for global warming in Maine with opening of Northeast Passage bangordailynews.com 130 TWEETS

AUGUSTA, Maine — Speaking to a conference assembled to discuss the transportation trends of the future, Gov. Paul LePage said Thursday that global climate change could have an upside for Maine. “Everybody looks at the negative effects of global warming, b

bangordailynews.com/2013/12/05/politics/lepage-sees-upside-for-global-warming-in-maine-with-opening-of-northeast-passage/

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LePage’s efforts to remove child labor barriers to continue in January — Politics — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine

LePage’s efforts to remove child labor barriers to continue in January — Politics — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine bangordailynews.com 30 TWEETS

AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage’s goal of making it easier for minors to work will continue in January when the Department of Labor proposes streamlining the work permit process despite previous failed attempts to do so. Child labor in Maine has been re

bangordailynews.com/2013/12/02/politics/lepages-efforts-to-remove-child-labor-barriers-to-continue-in-january/

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Obamacare's Problems Run Deeper Than Glitchy Website, Cancellation Notices | It’s a health insurance industry that profits from complexity and confusion, and providers of medical devices and services who benefit excessively from the very weak cost control

Obamacare's Problems Run Deeper Than Glitchy Website, Cancellation Notices | It’s a health insurance industry that profits from complexity and confusion, and providers of medical devices and services who benefit excessively from the very weak cost control bangordailynews.com 4 TWEETS

Serious problems with the websites created by the Affordable Care Act continue, and probably will for a long time. Although frantic efforts at incrementally improving them are being made by the Obama administration, and some sites are working better than

bangordailynews.com/2013/11/14/health/health-reforms-problems-run-deeper-than-a-glitchy-website/

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Portland voters strongly endorse pot legalization "more than 67 percent in favor"

Portland voters strongly endorse pot legalization "more than 67 percent in favor" bangordailynews.com 69 TWEETS

PORTLAND, Maine — In a vote that marijuana advocates hope is a preview of a statewide campaign in 2016, Portland residents supported by a wide margin a measure that will legalize marijuana possession in Maine’s largest city. With all 12 of the city’s prec

https://bangordailynews.com/2013/11/05/news/portland/early-returns-show-portland-strongly-backing-pot-legalization/

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Mike Michaud: Yes, I am gay. ‘But why should it matter?’ — Opinion — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine

Mike Michaud: Yes, I am gay. ‘But why should it matter?’ — Opinion — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine bangordailynews.com 189 TWEETS

When I entered the race for governor, I did so because I love the state of Maine and am tired of seeing it dragged in the wrong direction. There was never any question that it would be a tough race, but I know I have the vision, the experience and ... Mai

https://bangordailynews.com/2013/11/04/opinion/mike-michaud-yes-i-am-gay-but-why-should-it-matter-2/

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Rep. Michael Michaud, D-Maine, announces he’s gay, alleges campaign to out him

Rep. Michael Michaud, D-Maine, announces he’s gay, alleges campaign to out him bangordailynews.com 2 TWEETS

BANGOR, Maine — Rep. Mike Michaud, a six-term congressman from East Millinocket and the likely 2014 Democratic gubernatorial candidate in Maine, has revealed that he is gay. Michaud, who represents Maine’s more conservative 2nd Congressional District, mad

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US Congressman and Maine Dem. Candidate for Governor Mike Michaud: Yes, I am gay. ‘But why should it matter?’

US Congressman and Maine Dem. Candidate for Governor Mike Michaud: Yes, I am gay. ‘But why should it matter?’ bangordailynews.com 167 TWEETS

When I entered the race for governor, I did so because I love the state of Maine and am tired of seeing it dragged in the wrong direction. There was never any question that it would be a tough race, but I know I have the vision, the experience and ... Mai

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