Maine just barely joined four other states in 2016 in legalizing the recreational use of cannabis. The 2016 election cycle saw measures on the ballot for voters in four different states that included Nevada, Massachusetts, California, and Vermont. While voters in California passed that state’s measure with the greatest margin in favor, Maine voters just snuck past with a small margin of victory. Today, 1 oz Silver Antique Legalized Collection Maine Rounds are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Available to ship to you inside of protective blister cards and come with certificate information!
- Seventh state silver round design in the Legalized Collection!
- Mintage limited to 1,000 rounds only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- The obverse features a cannabis leaf.
- On the reverse is a distinctive twist on the state seal of Maine.
- Antique option in the series.
Maine voters passed Question 1 on the ballot in November 2016 during the presidential election cycle. With just 50.26% of residents voting in favor of the measure, opponents immediately launched a request for a recount. After an initial review that cost $15,000 showed a recount likely wouldn’t change the outcome, opponents of Question 1 dropped their request for a full recount and saved state taxpayers an estimated $500,000 in the process.
All of the 1 oz Silver Antique Legalized Collection Maine Rounds in this product listing feature an individual blister card. The silver for sale in this series comes with an individual serial number and an antique polish. Rounds with an antique polish have a brushed, matte appearance to the designs and surfaces.
On the reverse of the 1 oz Silver Antique Legalized Collection Maine Round is the image of the state seal, but this version has been altered to celebrate the state joining the movement to legalize recreational cannabis by including cannabis themes in the design.
Maine voters may have passed Question 1 at the ballot box, but the federal government has done all it can to block the start of legal sales in the state as cannabis remains illegal at the federal level. With some ingenuity and American spirit, entrepreneurs in Maine have found ways to gift cannabis to residents of the state in exchange for handsome “delivery fees,” generating a cottage industry that adheres to the outlines of Question 1 without the use of outright legal sales.
The obverse of 1 oz Silver Antique Legalized Collection Maine Rounds features the common design element for the series. Here, you’ll find a cannabis leaf in the center accompanied by inscriptions such as “End the War,” “Nature’s Medicine,” and “Hemp for Industry.”
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