Maine Medical Cannabis
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LD 1242 Becomes Law!

Governor Mills has not vetoed LD 1242 - this means the emergency legislation became law at midnight! Thank you all who helped make this important legislation happen. We’d like to extend an additional thanks to: Sen. Chip Curry and Reps Jan Dodge, Scott Cuddy, and MaryAnne Kinney; who voted for the patients and caregivers in… Continue reading LD 1242 Becomes Law!

Maine Medical Cannabis
cannabis politics, Maine Medical Cannabis, medical marijuana

LD 1242 Passes!

A win for patients & small businesses! We would like to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to all who helped pass LD 1242! The bill has passed the Maine House and Senate and is awaiting final enactment in both bodies as an emergency measure. Read the text of the bill here as well as a… Continue reading LD 1242 Passes!

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The History of 420 …

Happy 420! As legend goes, the history of 420 originates in 1971 in California. Five high school students in San Rafael used the term "4:20" in connection with their plan to search for an abandoned cannabis crop (based on a treasure map made by the grower). The group called themselves the "Waldos," since their hangout… Continue reading The History of 420 …

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A glimmer of hope from Augusta…

On Monday OMP held the hearing on the new medical cannabis rules. Please read more below about actions needed for the proposed rules. Another important piece of legislation LD 1242, "An Act To Ensure Appropriate Oversight of Maine's Medical Marijuana Program," has been filed and will have a hearing in the near future. Essentially, the… Continue reading A glimmer of hope from Augusta…

Maine Medical Cannabis Proposed Rules
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UPDATE: Hearing on New Maine Medical Marijuana Rules

Since last writing, OMP has revised (ever so slightly) their proposed rules. Updated 4/2/21 Please read our next post about another bill that would stop the new rules for now to allow more stakeholder participation We think these revisions haven't gone far enough in keeping medicine affordable and accessible for patients! There was a public hearing… Continue reading UPDATE: Hearing on New Maine Medical Marijuana Rules