Augusta – Governor LePage signed a bill Friday night placing a moratorium on parts of a law legalizing marijuana in Maine.
Under the moratorium, cultivation as well as possession of up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana will still be legal when the law takes affect on Monday.
However other parts of the law, such as the sale of the drug would be delayed.
The law passed by voters back in November gave lawmakers until October to put in place rules and regulation for retail sale.
Under the moratorium, that deadline is pushed to February 2018.
The bill signed by the governor also fixes a loophole in the original law that could have made it legal for minors under 21 to possess marijuana.