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Maine: Voter-Initiated Retail Cannabis Sales Face Further Delays

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MAINE: Lawmakers have once again pushed back plans to establish licensing rules and regulations to govern the commercial production and retail sale of marijuana to adults. Voters initially approved the legalization of cannabis sales in November 2016, but lawmakers – led by former Republican Gov. Paul LePage – have repeatedly taken steps to delay the law’s implementation. On Friday, state officials rescinded Read the full article…

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

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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…

NORML Comments On Maine Marijuana Legalization Certification

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Adults in Maine will be able to legally possess and grow personal use quantities of cannabis without penalty beginning January 30, 2017. “Sometimes our opponents have to be drug there kicking and screaming, but it is good to see the ‘No on 1′ campaign and Governor LePage honor the will of state 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…

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…