Portland mayor decries 4/20 marijuana giveaway

4/23/17–Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling said he’s disappointed by a free pot giveaway in Monument Square that drew a long line of people and a cloud of smoke. Under state law and city ordinance, marijuana can’t be used in public, but the crowd enjoyed it anyway, uninterrupted. It’s the first “holiday” since Maine voted to legalize marijuana for recreational use in November, allowing adults age 21 and older to possess up to 2.5 ounces. Read