Maine: Voter-Initiated Retail Cannabis Sales Face Further Delays

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 On Friday, state officials rescinded Read the full article…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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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…