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Draft of Maine Marijuana Regulation Bill Unveiled by Committee

Draft of Maine Marijuana Regulation Bill Unveiled by Committee

Draft of Maine Marijuana Regulation Bill Unveiled by Committee

While Maine marijuana regulation has faced delays, the Pine Tree State finally has a regulatory draft to show for itself.

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.

New Hampshire Officers Worry About Legalization in Neighboring States

New Hampshire Officers Worry About Legalization in Neighboring States

Law enforcement officers in New Hampshire are worried about the impact of legalized marijuana in neighboring Massachusetts and Maine. “Regardless of what the existing laws are in the state of Maine or the state of Massachusetts, marijuana possession is illegal in New Hampshire,” State Police Lt. Chris Vetter said.

Maine Starts Recount of Marijuana Legalization Ballots

Maine Starts Recount of Marijuana Legalization Ballots

On Dec. 5, 2016, Maine began the recount of Question 1, a ballot initiative legalizing recreational marijuana in the state. Backed by opponents of the initiative, this marks the first time in Maine’s history that a statewide recount has been issued.

Tap Into New England’s Cannabis Jackpot in Vegas

Tap Into New England’s Cannabis Jackpot in Vegas

On Nov. 16, 2016, Marijuana Investor Summit will talk Massachusetts and Maine at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, taking on the future of recreational marijuana in New England.

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Legal Marijuana Approved in Two New England States

Voters in Massachusetts and Maine legalized marijuana on Nov. 8, 2016, becoming the first two states east of the Rockies to do so. The results from Massachusetts’s Question 4 were announced before midnight on Election Day, while the outcome of Maine’s Question 1 remained undetermined until early the next morning.

AR: Voters could legalize marijuana for quarter of all Americans

Voters Could Legalize Marijuana For Quarter of All Americans

Potential victories in Arizona, Nevada, Massachusetts and Maine would fill in much of the rest of the West and extend recreational use to the Northeast. Opinion polls show voters favoring the initiative in all five states.In addition, measures to legalize medical marijuana or expand its use are on the ballot in North Dakota, Montana, Arkansas and Florida.

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Voters in Nine States Will Decide Whether to Roll Back Marijuana Prohibition on Tuesday

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Voters in nine states will decide whether to roll back marijuana prohibition on Tuesday, marking the biggest Election Day in history for marijuana policy reform.

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Maine’s Medical Pot Growers Split on Recreational Legalization

In Maine, medical marijuana advocates are divided on legalization of recreational pot, according to an Oct. 11, 2016, article in the Bangor Daily News. Residents will vote in November 2016 on Question 1, the ballot question which could legalize recreational pot. The state already has allowed medical marijuana.

Organic Farm Group Launches Program to Certify Maine's Medical Cannabis

Organic Farm Group Launches Program to Certify Maine’s Medical Cannabis

Maine patients could be the first on the East Coast to consume medical marijuana grown to standards similar to those used for certified organic food products.

Which States Could Legalize Marijuana in 2016? A Guide to the States Voting on Legal Weed.

Which States Could Legalize Marijuana in 2016? A Guide to the States Voting on Legal Weed.

The number of states that have legalized marijuana could double come November, when voters in five more states will vote on legal weed.
Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Washington and the District of Columbia already allow recreational marijuana use. In those four states, marijuana can be grown and sold. In D.C., sale is still illegal.


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