Woman's Christian Temperance Union targets marijuana laws in Maine, birthplace of Prohibition

  • by: DAVID SHARP , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 8, 2013 - 10:10 AM

PORTLAND, Maine — The mansion that serves as Maine headquarters of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union lay largely fallow until recently, with drug needles, liquor bottles and pornographic magazines littering the grounds. Now, in the state where Prohibition had its roots and in a city that just legalized recreational marijuana, the WCTU is overhauling the building and looking to reinvent itself.

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