What you need to know about recreational marijuana on sale in Maine
Recreational marijuana will be legal in Maine starting next month.
The state Senate on Tuesday approved a bill to make recreational marijuana legal in the state, a move that would begin the process of becoming the 19th state in the union to legalize recreational pot.
The House passed a bill last week that would allow marijuana to be sold in grocery stores, cafes, restaurants and bars.
Lawmakers in both chambers have been working on the legislation, which is expected to pass in the coming weeks.
The bill would create the recreational market and allow adults to possess up to an ounce of marijuana and grow up to six plants at home.
Maine will have its own laws governing the sale of recreational marijuana, but will be the first in the country to fully legalize recreational marijuana sales.
In addition to allowing recreational sales, Maine will allow medical marijuana dispensaries, which are not allowed in most states.
Law enforcement officials have said that recreational marijuana would be a big draw for teens, and would bring in some $1.3 billion in tax revenue.