Category: maine

Maine Lawmakers Move Forward with Plans to Implement Voter Approved Retail Cannabis Sales

In the past two days, Maine legislators have made more progress implementing regulations for the commercial cannabis industry than they have in the last two years. Cannabis was legalized by voters in the November 2016 election, and since then the law allowing possession and home growing of cannabis has gone into effect. But the retail industry that would allow dispensaries to open for adults 21 and older cannot get underway until the state puts regulations in place. Last year, a bill was passed by both the Senate and the House, but it was vetoed by Governor Paul LePage. Lepage...

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Medical Marijuana Extract Processors and Edible Makers Face Imminent Crackdown in Maine

In the midst of all of the problems lawmakers in Maine are having with getting their recreational marijuana legalization regulations in place comes word that authorities are planning a crackdown on extract processors and edibles makers who supply medical cannabis caregivers in the state with oral tinctures, topical salves, vaporizer waxes and cannabis-infused food for patients. At issue are current rules in Maine that state that only a caregiver and one employee can touch any medical marijuana given to a patient. This essentially means that caregivers have to make the products themselves and can’t buy them from a kitchen...

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Maine House Blocks Veto Override for Cannabis Regulation Bill

Lawmakers in Maine have been working since early this year on legislation that would regulate the sale of cannabis after voters approved the legalization of possession, use and sale of the herb a year ago during the 2016 election. However, the state’s governor, Paul LePage, vetoed this bill – forcing lawmakers to reconvene for a vote yesterday with a decision required by midnight. In vetoing the bill, Governor LePage cited his concerns over how the Trump Administration is going to handle the discrepancy between state and federal laws. This is something that many states – and the cannabis industry...

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