Tag: Maine

Maine Governor Vetoes Bill to Establish Legal Marijuana System

Legislation that would have allowed for the implemenation of a marijuana legalization law passed by voters in 2016 has been vetoed by Maine Governor Paul LePage. Governor LePage’s veto is the second time he’s vetoed legislation that would have established a regulated system for legal marijuana cultivation and sales. In his veto letter for LD …

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Maine Legislation Would Repeal Marijuana Legalization

Legislation introduced in Main would fully repeal a voter-approved law that legalized marijuana for everyone 21 and older. LD 667 was introduced by Senator Scott Cyrway along with eight other senators and representatives. All of the lawmakers sponsoring the measure are Republicans. LD 667 would repeal Question 1, a citizens initiative approved in last year’s …

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Maine Legislature Approves Bill to Prevent Medical Marijuana Patients from Being Denied Organ Transplants

Maine’s full legislature has has passed legislation to protect medical cannabis patients from being denied organ transplants. Maine’s LD 764 has now been approved by the state’s House of Representatives, and Senate, meaning it will soon be sent to Governor Paul LePage for consideration. The bill, filed by State Representative Deborah Sanderson (R) with eight bipartisan …

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Maine Legislature Passes Bill to Fund Implementation of Marijuana Legalization

Maine’s full legislature has passed a bill to fund the implementation of the successful 2016 marijuana legalization initiative and change the agency that will regulate marijuana for adult use. The Senate on Thursday passed LD 243 unanimously “under the hammer,” without debate or a roll call vote, sending it to Gov. Paul LePage for final …

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Maine Bill Would Require Health Insurance to Cover Medical Marijuana

A bill to require health insurance carriers to cover marijuana for qualified patients has been introduced in Maine. According to H.P. 747’s official summary; “This bill requires health insurance carriers to provide coverage for marijuana for medical use for a health plan enrollee who has received certification for the medical use of marijuana from an …

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Marijuana Becomes Legal in Maine on January 30th, Most Progressive Cannabis Law in U.S.

In just a few weeks, on January 30th, cannabis becomes legal for those 21 and older in Maine. This is thanks to portions of Question 1 taking effect. With a possession limit of 2.5 ounces, it’s the most progressive of the eight states that have legalized cannabis. The seven other states have a limit of …

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Maine Has Legalized Cannabis

Maine has become the next state to legalize cannabis through the passage of Question 1. Voters in Maine have given approval to Question 1 to legalize cannabis. The initiative legalizes the possession and personal cultivation of cannabis for those 21 and older. It also legalizes cannabis retail outlets, supplied by cannabis cultivation centers. The measure …

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Just 3 Weeks Until These 5 States Vote to Legalize Cannabis

We are now just three weeks and two days away from the November 8th election. During this election, five states will be voting on the legalization of cannabis for recreational use. Three additional states (Florida, Arkansas and North Dakota) are voting on medical cannabis legalization. Below is a short summary of all five recreational legalization …

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Just 50 Days Before 9 States Votes to Legalize Recreational or Medical Cannabis

The 2016 election, which will be held on November 8th, is now just 50 days away. Five states – 10% of the entire country – will be voting on whether or not to legalize cannabis for everyone 21 and older, while four additional states will be voting on the legalization of medical cannabis. For those …

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All Eyes on Nevada, Massachusetts, California, Maine and Arizona

It’s just 11 weeks until election day 2016, which will be by far the most monumental day for cannabis law reform since the beginning of prohibition of in the 1930s. Five state – Nevada, Massachusetts, California, Maine and Arizona – will be voting on the legalization of recreational cannabis, and all eyes are on them …

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