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Maine Committee Removes References to Cannabis Social Clubs in Implementation Bill

Maine Committee Removes References to Cannabis Social Clubs in Implementation Bill

Maine Committee Removes References to Cannabis Social Clubs in Implementation Bill

Maine residents and visitors looking forward to cannabis social clubs will have to wait much longer than previously expected.

Maine Governor Agrees to Delay Implementation of Controversial Medical Cannabis Rules

Maine Governor Agrees to Delay Implementation of Controversial Medical Cannabis Rules

Controversial rules regulating Maine’s medical cannabis program will not go into effect as scheduled. On Jan. 31, 2018, Gov. Paul LePage agreed to delay implementation of the medical cannabis rules, which would have gone into effect on Feb. 1, 2018, until May 2018.

Legislative Committees in the Pine Tree State Vote to Delay Maine Marijuana Regulations

Legislative Committees in the Pine Tree State Vote to Delay Maine Marijuana Regulations

Two legislative committees in the Pine Tree State have decided that they need more time to perfect Maine marijuana regulations. On Jan. 25. 2018, the state legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee voted to approve a moratorium bill that would delay the implementation of new medical marijuana rules issued by the state Department of Health and Human Services.

Moratorium on Marijuana Retail Establishments in Maine Expires Thursday

Moratorium on Marijuana Retail Establishments in Maine Expires Thursday

A moratorium on commercial marijuana establishments is set to expire Thursday. In November, Maine lawmakers sustained Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of a bill to regulate and tax the sale of marijuana.

Maine Medical Marijuana Caregivers File Lawsuit Against DHHS

Maine Medical Marijuana Caregivers File Lawsuit Against DHHS

In an effort to halt implementation of new regulations governing Maine medical marijuana caregivers, two medical marijuana shop owners, along with two unnamed patients in their care, have filed a lawsuit against the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, which oversees the state medical marijuana program.

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Future Farm Expands Maine Hemp Farm Operation by 100-Acres and Secures Option to Lease an Additional 1,000-Acres

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 21, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Future Farm Technologies Inc. (the “Company” or “Future Farm”) (CSE: FFT) (OTCQB: FFRMF) is pleased to announce it has signed a lease agreement for 100-acres in Maine, thereby doubling its previously announced purchase of 120-acres of a licensed industrial hemp farm.

Back to the Drawing Board: Maine House Fails to Overcome Governor's Veto

Back to the Drawing Board: Maine House Fails to Overcome Governor’s Veto

It’s back to the drawing board for Maine legislators. On Nov. 6, 2017, the Maine House of Representatives fell 17 votes short of overriding Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of LD 1650, a bill regulating the state’s recreational market.

Maine Governor Vetoes Bill to Regulate Recreational Marijuana

Maine Governor Vetoes Bill to Regulate Recreational Marijuana

On Nov. 3, 2017, Maine Gov. Paul LePage vetoed LD 1650, a bill that would regulate recreational marijuana in the state. In his veto letter, LePage outlined three key concerns and urged legislators to come together and rework the bill.

Maine Governor May Veto Marijuana Law Rewrite Approved by Legislature

Maine Governor May Veto Marijuana Law Rewrite Approved by Legislature

On Oct. 23, 2017, the Maine House of Representatives and Senate voted in a special session to approve LR 2395, a bill that would rewrite the Marijuana Legalization Act and pave the way for recreational marijuana sales. The measure will now go to the desk of Gov. Paul LePage, where it faces an uncertain future.

Maine Marijuana Lobbyists Harvest Cash From Bankers, Accountants, Lawyers and Others

Marijuana Lobbyists Harvest Cash From Bankers, Accountants, Lawyers

Bankers, accountants, lawyers, real estate brokers and other professionals hoping to serve Maine’s recreational marijuana industry spent much of the $260,000 that has been paid to State House marijuana lobbyists so far in 2017.

Maine Medical Marijuana Dispensary Offers Free Marijuana for Community Service

Maine Medical Marijuana Dispensary Offers Free Marijuana for Community Service

Over the weekend, a Maine medical marijuana dispensary gained national attention after offering a unique reward for community service. Dubbed “Weed for Weeds,” Summit Medical Marijuana, a dispensary in Gardiner, offered free marijuana to legal adults willing to collect trash from around the area.

Maine Legislative Panel Mulls Raising 10 Percent Tax on Marijuana

Maine Legislative Panel Mulls Raising 10 Percent Tax on Marijuana

As the legalization of recreational marijuana sales nears, a Maine legislative panel has spent months pondering the best way to tax pot to bring in state revenue, fund regulatory enforcement and discourage the illicit market.

Maine Lawmakers OK Bill Requiring Testing Marijuana for Safety

Maine Lawmakers Approve Bill Requiring Testing Marijuana for Safety

Marijuana safety is a major concern for the Maine lawmakers, who want to make sure all marijuana is tested before hitting retail shelves. On July 20, 2017, the Maine House approved a bill that would require the Department of Agriculture to create testing facilities for marijuana.

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Maine Legislature Passes Bill to Fund the Implementation of the Marijuana Legalization Initiative and Change the Agency That Will Regulate Marijuana for Adult Use

AUGUSTA, Maine, May 25, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Maine Legislature has passed a bill to fund the implementation of the successful 2016 marijuana legalization initiative and change the agency that will regulate marijuana for adult use.

Maine's Caregivers Surged as Dispensary Sales Dropped in 2016

Maine’s Caregivers Surged as Dispensary Sales Dropped in 2016

On April 21, 2017, the Maine Department of Health and Human Services issued its 2016 annual report on the state’s medical marijuana program, noting that the number of caregivers rose from 2,258 in 2015 to 3,258 in 2016, an increase of 44%.

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Wellness Connection of Maine Now Offers Debit Payment Option

PORTLAND, Maine, March 16, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Wellness Connection of Maine (WCM), the state’s largest medical cannabis operator, now offers members the ability to pay for cannabis without using cash. A new mobile app, CanPay, is the first of its kind technology for the cannabis industry.

INVESTMENT EXPERTS PREDICT EXPLOSIVE YEAR FOR CANNABIS

Investment Experts Predict Explosive Year for Cannabis

Although the legal cannabis industry is still in its infancy, it’s already delivering tremendous results. According to tech financial guru Michael A. Robinson, the cannabis industry has been one of the fastest growing sectors in the stock market.

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NORML Calls Marijuana Implementation Delays an “Affront to Democracy”

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Legislators in a number of states are pushing forward measures to delay the enactment of voter-initiated marijuana laws. NORML Executive Director Erik Altieri strongly criticized the delays, calling them “an affront to the democratic process.”

In Maine, Marijuana Legalization Raises Demand For Industrial Real Estate

In Maine, Marijuana Legalization Raises Demand For Industrial Real Estate

Since Maine voters legalized marijuana, real estate brokers in the state are seeing an increased demand for industrial space, according to a Jan. 16, 2017, article in the Portland Press Herald. Maine’s industrial real estate market had been improving in recent years, and the need for marijuana business space has given the sector a new boost.

Maine Legislators Propose Extension of Delay in Marijuana Retail Sales

Maine Legislators Propose Extension of Delay in Marijuana Retail Sales

Adult-use marijuana legalization in Maine is set for Jan. 30, 2017, but the law included a nine-month delay in retail sales to allow lawmakers to set rules. Now Senate President Mike Thibodeau, a Republican from Winterport, Maine, and Rep. Louis Luchini, a Democrat from Ellsworth, Maine, have proposed extending the delay until Feb. 1, 2018.

Maine Governor Certifies Pot Vote But Urges Moratorium on Sales

Maine Governor Certifies Pot Vote But Urges Moratorium on Sales

Maine Gov. Paul LaPage on Dec. 31, 2016, signed a proclamation certifying the state’s narrow vote to approve adult-use of marijuana, according to a Jan. 3, 2017, article in the Portland Press Herald. LaPage confirmed the signature during a Jan. 3, 2017, radio show program during which he also urged Maine legislators to set a moratorium on marijuana sales.

Marijuana Opponents in Maine Accept Defeat and Drop Recount

Marijuana Opponents in Maine Accept Defeat and Drop Recount

On Dec. 17, 2016, an anti-legalization group in Maine withdrew its recount request with the Secretary of State’s Bureau of Elections, ending the recount of Question 1, an initiative legalizing recreational marijuana in the state.

Maine Governor Certifies Pot Vote But Urges Moratorium on Sales

Maine Governor Wants to Get Rid of State’s Medical Marijuana Program

Now that adult-use marijuana is legal in Maine, Gov. Paul LePage wants to get rid of the state’s medical marijuana program. Maine voters passed Question 1, the marijuana legalization referendum, on Nov. 8, 2016, leading LePage to say “we’ve got to get rid of medical marijuana” on a recent interview with a radio show.

Maine Marijuana Opponents Fail to Produce Enough Volunteers for Recount

Maine Marijuana Opponents Fail to Produce Enough Volunteers for Recount

Opponents of legalization in Maine have come under fire after failing to produce enough volunteers for the first two and a half days of a statewide ballot recount for Question 1, a marijuana legalization initiative that was narrowly approved by voters.


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