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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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Maine Rejects Petition to Add Opioid Addiction as Qualifying Condition for Medical Marijuana

Maine Rejects Petition to Add Opioid Addiction as Qualifying Condition for Medical Marijuana

According to a letter dated July 8, 2016, the Maine Department of Health and Human Services has denied a petition by Dawson Julia, a medical marijuana caregiver, to add “Addiction to Opiates and drugs derived from chemical synthesis” to the state’s list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana.


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