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…

Marijuana Registries Go Digital in Maine, Hawaii

The development of an interdepartmental system for checking medical marijuana status has also saved time and strife for law enforcement and physicians.

MAINE:  Filing cabinets, gray cubicles and three-ring binders of department policy conjure an image of state government that disguises a more pregnant message. A reflection of the times can be found in heaps of bureaucratic paperwork, and in 2015, there is a clear image of an American population that enjoys getting high on marijuana. Twenty-three Read the full article…

Marijuana Legalization In Maine Makes Progress, But Pro-Pot Groups Stand Divided

Maine is moving forward toward legalization of recreational weed in 2016.

MAINE:  Maine is moving forward with marijuana legalization as two pro-pot groups launch spring petition drives to ask residents to legalize recreational weed in 2016. While their goals are the same, the organizations remain divided on who exactly should lead the charge. One group, Washington, D.C.-based Marijuana Policy Project, which played a key role in Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Tax Revenues Are Small, But Growing

Marijuana enforcement officials are beginning undercover sting operations to make sure legal pot stores aren't selling to minors.

MAINE:  Maine’s medical marijuana industry accounted for up to $75 million in sales and generated as much as much as $5 million in tax revenue for the state last year. The numbers are small but experts and lawmakers say they are expected to grow, especially if Maine joins other states and legalizes recreational pot use. Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Sales Climbing Higher In Maine

Medical marijuana sales at the state's dispensaries grew more than 30 percent in 2014 to over $16 million.

MAINE:  Medical marijuana sales at the state’s dispensaries grew more than 30 percent in 2014 to over $16 million, according to Maine Revenue Services — and that figure doesn’t include the thousands of people legally buying direct from growers. Last year, the state recorded $16.2 million in sales and collected $892,885 in sales tax from Read the full article…

Freshman State Senator Submits Bill To Allow Medical Marijuana In Hospitals

A local senator is sponsoring legislation that would allow medical marijuana patients legal access to their prescriptions in a hospital.

MAINE:  State Sen. Eric Brakey, R-Auburn, is sponsoring legislation that would allow medical marijuana patients legal access to their prescriptions in a hospital. Brakey’s bill, LD 35: An Act To Allow a Qualifying Patient To Use Medical Marijuana in a Hospital, is a response to federal licensing laws that prohibit patients from using legally prescribed Read the full article…

Bangor Maine Creates Medical Marijuana Private Smoke Spot

Hallandale Beach is officially the first city in Broward County that will punish marijuana violations with a fine instead of an arrest.

MAINE:  There are those who hold a medical marijuana card that do not like to be seen using the plant. Whether they think that their job will look down on it or they think their families won’t like it, there are many reasons to keep cannabis smoking a private thing. But for some people in Read the full article…

‘A Little Dab’ll Do Ya’: Popularity Of ‘Honey Oil,’ Marijuana Concentrates Growing In Maine

There is no valid reason for such a limitation, and it really reflects the remaining stigma many non-smoking Americans still associate with the use of marijuana – that it may be tolerated in the home, but is somehow an offense to society to permit smoking in a public venue.

MAINE:  A slight change in Maine’s medical marijuana laws earlier this year has sparked a new trend in this sudden growth industry: the manufacture and legal sale of highly concentrated liquid marijuana, better known as “honey oil.” “A little dab’ll do ya, that’s for sure,” said Ryan, a Bangor medical marijuana patient, about the potent Read the full article…

Marijuana Advocates Hope Maine Goes Legal Next

The Pine Tree State has a long history with cannabis. Maine voters approved medical marijuana legalization 15 years ago, becoming the first state to do so in New England. Now, national marijuana advocates say, the state represents a chance for pro-marijuana forces to get a toe-hold in the northeastern states they have long coveted.

MAINE: Marijuana advocates want to finally take their legalization drive — thus far the province of western states — to the Northeast, and they say the first state to do it here might be Maine. The Pine Tree State has a long history with cannabis. Maine voters approved medical marijuana legalization 15 years ago, becoming the first state Read the full article…