Maine residents and visitors looking forward to cannabis social clubs will have to wait much longer than previously expected.
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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.
Maine’s governor is pushing for lawmakers to delay the start of legal recreational marijuana sales instead of rewriting the voter-approved marijuana law.
While Maine marijuana regulation has faced delays, the Pine Tree State finally has a regulatory draft to show for itself.
It looks like residents of the Pine Tree State will now have to wait several more months for recreational marijuana sales in Maine.
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.