State rep: Recreational pot ‘a real opportunity for Maine’

AUGUSTA, Maine — Arguably one of the hottest tickets in Augusta this session is entry to the legislative committee rolling out Maine’s recreational marijuana law.

The group has one eye on signals coming from Washington about enforcement of the federal ban on pot, another on the intersection with the state’s longstanding medical marijuana law, and is also looking at states like Washington and Colorado that have already blazed the path.

And taking a front row seat for this is state Rep. Lydia Blume, D-York, who was selected in January to be on more at