Vaping, guns, marijuana on tap for Maine legislative session

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - The Maine Legislature might consider restrictions on vaping, stricter gun controls and new marijuana laws in the coming legislative session.

Legislators in the Democrat-controlled House and Senate are hoping to propose some 400 bills, and will pitch them to legislative leaders later this month. Bills about vaping range from banning the practice at public transportation stops to shutting down the sale of vaping devices altogether.

New proposals about marijuana include ones about warning labels and energy efficiency. Legal adult use marijuana is expected to be available in stores by spring.

The gun control provisions include an act to require firearm owners to purchase liability insurance. Gun control is often a contentious topic in Maine.

The legislature gets back to work Jan. 2. The session's slated to last until April.