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Nov. 2, 1999 – Maine Becomes Fifth State to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Maine becomes the fifth state to legalize medical marijuana when ballot initiative Question 2 is passed with 61% of the vote on Nov. 2, 1999. The law “provides a simple defense, which means the burden is on the state to prove that a patient’s medical use or possession was not authorized by statute.”