Are You Okay with the Use of Marijuana While Driving on Maine Roads?

By February 1, 2019Maine
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L.D. 141, “An Act To Promote Highway Safety by Restricting the Use of Marijuana and Possession of an Open Marijuana Container in a Vehicle,” makes it a traffic infraction to consume marijuana or a marijuana product, to possess an open container of marijuana or a marijuana product in the passenger area of a vehicle or to place marijuana or a marijuana product in a container labeled by the manufacturer of the container as containing a nonmarijuana substance. This bill is similar to the provisions of law that make consuming alcohol or having an open container of alcohol in the passenger area of a vehicle a traffic infraction.

The hearing on this bill will take place on Wednesday, February 6, before the members of the Criminal Justice and Public Safety (CJPS) Committee.  I plan to be there representing you in support of the bill.

This is a bi-partisan bill with Republican and Democrat sponsors working together to keep our roads and citizens using them safe.  Please make your voice heard in support of this bill.

Click here for more information on the bill and to track it.

Please Take Action:

  • Contact the CJPS Committee members immediately using the e-mail addresses below.  Encourage them to support this bill. Be sure to let them know you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Maine.
  • Please forward this e-alert to friends and family and encourage them to both pray and take action.

Sen. Susan Deschambault of York- Chair D – Senate District 32

e-mail: [email protected] 

Sen. Michael Carpenter of Aroostook, D – Senate District 2

e-mail: [email protected] 

Sen. Kimberley Rosen of Hancock, R – Senate District 8

e-mail: [email protected] 

Rep. Charlotte Warren of Hallowell- Chair, D – House District 84

e-mail: [email protected] 

Rep. Pinny Beebe-Center of Rockland, D – House District 93

e-mail: [email protected] 

Rep. Janice Cooper of Yarmouth, D – House District 47

e-mail: [email protected] 

Rep. Patrick Corey of Windham, R – House District 25

e-mail: [email protected] 

Rep. Danny Costain of Plymouth, R – House District 100

e-mail: [email protected] 

Rep. Lois Galgay Reckitt of South Portland, D – House District 31

e-mail: [email protected] 

Rep. Chris Johansen of Monticello, R – House District 145

e-mail: [email protected] 

Rep. Victoria Morales of South Portland, D – House District 33

e-mail: [email protected] 

Rep. Richard Pickett of Dixfield, R – House District 116

e-mail: [email protected] 

Rep. Braden Sharpe of Durham, D – House District 46

e-mail: [email protected]

“But watch yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life, and that day come upon you suddenly like a trap.” – Luke 21:34

Please join me in prayer, “Father, we ask Your protection over the citizens of Maine when it comes to the use of marijuana and especially using while driving on Maine roads.  May this proposal become law.  In Jesus’ Name.  Amen.”

Penny Morrell
State Director
CWA of Maine
[email protected]
me.cwfa.org
(207) 465-6015

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