AUGUSTA – Two citizen initiated led efforts failed to gain enough valid signatures to make it on the November ballot.
They include legalizing marijuana in Maine and creating a new casino in southern Maine.
The secretary of state’s office said the petitions to legalize marijuana turned in almost 100-thousand signatures but determined that 48,000 of them were invalid, a similar situation with the effort to create a new casino.
Meanwhile, a ballot petition aimed at imposing a new tax on high income residents has gathered enough valid signatures.
Supporters say the measure would impose a 3 percent surcharge on people who earn more than $200,000 dollars a year to help fund schools.