PORTLAND (WGME) -- As recreational marijuana continues to move through the Statehouse, Governor Paul LePage says he’ll veto the bill—even if it passes in the Senate.
The governor told CBS 13 on Friday it’s because of medical marijuana.
“My point is put it all under one. You don't need medical anymore. If marijuana is legal, you can have medical, agricultural, retail, you can make beer with marijuana if you want. If it's legal, it's legal - so why do you need to have medical?” LePage said.
He said he believes people will just get medical marijuana to avoid paying the excise tax, but sponsors of the bill see things differently.