Maine leisure marijuana invoice passes senate, would make main modifications to...

The compromise measure will reduce the number of plants Mainers may grow, combine oversight of the medical and adult-use marijuana programs under one agency, increase the adult-use marijuana tax rate, and more. The Maine Senate floor, where a bill to overhaul and implement the Maine adult-use marijuana program passed today by a veto-proof 24-10 margin.…

Raids on various Maine hashish functions by Maine law enforcement and...

State and federal law enforcement agents converged on several locations in the great Lewiston-Auburn area this morning to conduct several raids on allegedly non-compliant medical marijuana operations. (Andree Kehn/Sun Journal). Several raids have been reported today in the Lewiston-Auburn area, involving seizure of cannabis plants, prepared cannabis, and personal property including luxury cars. At least…

According to Governor LePage, implementation of controversial new Maine medical cannabis...

Governor Paul LePage of Maine speaking at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore According to Governor LePage, implementation of the new Maine medical marijuana rules will likely be delayed until May 1. In a last-minute move, Governor LePage agreed today to delay the effective date of…

New Maine healthcare cannabis procedures topic caregivers and patients to greater...

On Wednesday, November 8, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a division of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), published its newly adopted Rules Governing the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Program (MMMP). The new MMMP Rules are a revision of the proposed Rules first issued for public input…

Legislature sustains veto of Maine grownup-use cannabis bill, but legalization rolls...

The floor of the Maine House of Representatives, where legislators voted Monday to sustain Governor LePage's veto of a bill to reshape the Maine adult-use cannabis program. The Maine House of Representatives voted 74-62 Monday evening to sustain Governor LePage’s veto of LD 1650, a bill that would have repealed and replaced the citizen-initiated Maine…

Cannabis “gifts” in trade for “donations” are inquiring for difficulties

As this creative 2010 Craigslist listing reveals, efforts to exchange cannabis for cash or something else of value – even when the law doesn’t permit it – are nothing new. As Mainers without medical cards patiently await the day when they can walk into a retail cannabis store and buy a brownie or an eighth…