Maine Governor Vetoes Retail Legalization Implementation

The Governor’s veto reverses a campaign pledge where he indicated that he would support the enactment of adult use regulation if it was approved by a voter referendum.

MAINE: Republican Gov. Paul LePage last week vetoed legislation that sought to regulate the production and sales of cannabis to adults. Members of the House and Senate approved the legislation late last month during a one-day special session, but did so without a veto-proof majority. (Members of the Senate voted 22-9 in favor of the bill. Members of the Read the full article…

Maine: Governor Threatens To Veto Legislation Regulating Voter-Approved Cannabis Sales

Governor LePage has until November 3 to either sign the legislation, veto it, or let it become law absent his signature.

UPDATE:  Maine Governor Vetoes Retail Legalization Implementation MAINE: Republican Gov. Paul LePage has threatened to veto legislation regulating the production and sales of cannabis to adults. Members of the House and Senate approved the legislation this week during a one-day special session, but did so without a veto-proof majority. A majority of Maine voters decided last November in favor of a Read the full article…

Marijuana ‘Gifts’ Legal As Maine Works Out Licensing Rules

By The Associated Press  MAINE:  A Biddeford business owner hoping to start selling pot next year is giving his products away for free for now. The Portland Press Herald reports that Jack Sargent of the Biddeford-based Cannabis Shack is accepting donations for shipping and handling while waiting for the state to issue retail licenses.  It’s legal to Read the full article…

Maine: Voter-Initiated Changes In Law Eliminate Marijuana Possession Penalties

aine became the eighth state to eliminate criminal penalties specific to the adult possession and personal use of cannabis.

Language in Question 1: The Marijuana Legalization Act, specific to the private possession and cultivation of marijuana by adults, took effect on Monday. Maine voters narrowly passed Question 1 on Election Day.

The new law permits adults who are not participating in the state's existing medical cannabis program to possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana and/or the harvest from up to six mature plants.

Public use of marijuana is a civil infraction punishable by a $100 fine.

MAINE:  Maine became the eighth state to eliminate criminal penalties specific to the adult possession and personal use of cannabis. Language in Question 1: The Marijuana Legalization Act, specific to the private possession and cultivation of marijuana by adults, took effect on Monday. Maine voters narrowly passed Question 1 on Election Day. The new law permits Read the full article…

The Expectations Of The Legal Cannabis Market After Elections

After the marijuana elections 2016.

MAINE: In California, Massachusetts, Nevada and Maine, voters decided that recreational cannabis use is now legal. Now as for Arizona, it was the only state that rejected the proposal. Making it four of the five states, where the proposal of legalization of cannabis for recreational use were approved. Companies in this sector profiting from the growing demand, Read the full article…

Maine Groups Team Up On Ballot Measure To Make Marijuana Legal

In Maine, the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol said that it would put its organization behind a ballot initiative submitted by Legalize Maine.

MAINE: Two groups that had backed competing ballot initiatives to make recreational use of marijuana legal in Maine agreed on Monday to join forces on one measure to put before voters in 2016. The state is one of six where competing pro-marijuana groups hope to hold referendums on marijuana legalization in 2016, following 2012 votes Read the full article…

Is Juicing Raw Marijuana The Next Green Drink?

Is cannabis the new kale?

MAINE:  Every morning, Katie Marsh starts her day with a green smoothie— infused with cannabis. Marsh, of Madawaska, Maine, blends up yogurt, fruit and thawed, juiced cannabis. “To drink it straight is kind of bitter, but it’s not at all objectionable in a smoothie,” she said. Marsh’s unusual recipe stems from being diagnosed with rheumatoid Read the full article…

House Rejects Bill To Legalize Marijuana

The Cannabis Creative Conference, to be held in Portland, is an event  given from the cannabis industry for cannabis businesses.

MAINE:  The Maine House of Representatives has rejected a bill that seeks to legalize marijuana for recreational use in the state. The Democratic-controlled House voted, 98-45, against the bill on Monday. It will now be considered by the Republican-controlled Senate but is not expected to pass there either. The bill would allow people ages 21 Read the full article…

Annual Medical Marijuana Expo Underway

The 4th annual Home Grown Maine medical marijuana expo kicked off this weekend at the Augusta Civic Center.

MAINE:  The 4th annual Home Grown Maine expo kicked off this weekend at the Augusta Civic Center. It’s a medical marijuana trade show for companies that sell pot related items. Medical Marijuana Caregivers of Maine started the trade show to educate people about the health benefits of marijuana. Patients say pot changed their life. “My Read the full article…

Walk-in Medical Marijuana Certification Clinics Now Operating In Maine

“There is such a need in the state. There are very few practitioners writing medical marijuana certifications,” Jenna McDonald, general manager for Canna Care Docs,

MAINE: A health care company that operates walk-in clinics in five states that specialize in qualifying people to use medical marijuana recently expanded into Maine, with locations in Bangor, Augusta, Biddeford, and a fourth planned for Auburn. “There is such a need in the state. There are very few practitioners writing medical marijuana certifications,” Jenna McDonald, Read the full article…