Maine joins seven other states and the District of Columbia that have legalized marijuana for recreational use, despite federal prohibitions on the drug. Recreational marijuana now legal in Maine – Here’s what you need to know. You have to be 21 or older to possess up to 2.5 ounces, you can’t use pot in public and
Marijuana Legalization Could Be Delayed in Three States This November, Voters in eight states approved legislation to legalize marijuana for medical or recreational purposes. Now, lawmakers in Maine, Massachusetts, and Arkansas are seeking to delay or prevent the implementation of marijuana legislation , according to the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML).
By Rob Kampia | Published in The Huffington Post The marijuana policy reform movement reached a significant milestone this month when Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) signed a bill legalizing medical marijuana in the nation’s fifth-largest state. With medical marijuana officially on the books in Illinois — as well as in New Hampshire, where a similar bill
By Beth Brogan | Published in Bangor Daily News A bill adding post-traumatic stress disorder as a qualifying condition for the prescription of medical marijuana quietly became law without Gov. Paul LePage’s signature. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Elizabeth Dickerson, D-Rockland, amends the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Act to add post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD),
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By Tracy Breton | Published in The Providence Journal Fifteen states plus the District of Columbia have legalized medicinal marijuana: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington. But the laws allowing it in three of those locations Arizona, New Jersey and the District of
It has been more than a year since a majority of Maine voters approved a medical marijuana initiative.
Since that time, several of the proposed dispensaries have been delayed by zoning problems and local moratoriums.
But, at least one facility, the Remedy Compassion Center, is likely to be up and running by next spring.
Just last week, Tim Smale and his wife, Jennifer, got approval from the Auburn Planning Board to open the center — at the Auburn Plaza next to a craft store.
BIDDEFORD, ME — Although the matter seemed settled earlier this month, a potential legal wrinkle caused the City Council to reconsider the medical marijuana issue. In action on Tuesday, the council approved allowing medical marijuana dispensaries in three zones in the city, and stand-alone growing facilities for the medicinal plant in two zones. This action was a significant change from what the Council approved as an emergency measure on Sept. 7, to allow a single zone for medical marijuana dispensaries only…