Today is the work session regarding, LD 2099, “An Act To Amend Provisions of the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Act.” We are happy to report that the ban on ethanol extraction has been removed. *The full bill was voted on by the committee as Ought to Pass as Amended 7-3. Other things removed were… Continue reading More News/Success in Augusta!
WE DID IT! One of the many new overreaches in legislation, the proposal to ban small ethanol extractors/extractions, has been stopped for the adult use market. The amended version of LD 2091 does not include a ban on ethanol extraction! Thank you Representative Hickman (D-Winthrop) for your continued support of the small cannabis business and… Continue reading Great News out of Augusta
Cannabis Consensus Building for the Maine Medical Marijuana Program ... "If it isn't broke, don't try and fix it." ~ Paul T. McCarrier 2/26/20 Today Paul is attending a round-table, “Consensus Building Discussion,” with the Office of Marijuana Policy and a handful of others representing the caregiver community. This is a testament to his level… Continue reading Cannabis Consensus Building for the Maine Medical Marijuana Program
Update: 3/2/2020 ... the appropriations committee has voted out the positions 9-1! The proposed supplemental budget (LD 2126) for 6/2020 to 6/2030 has a provision to add 4 MDEA officers and 1 Supervisor who would, “support a new marijuana enforcement unit within the 33 Department of Public Safety work solely.” A public hearing was held… Continue reading Augusta News: 5 New MDEA Marijuana Enforcement Positions
Monday was another day in Augusta for Paul. First was a work session which included: a bill to allow colocation of medical and adult use retail stores, changes to the rules on testing, several omnibus bills to change the adult use program, and of course Senator Cyrway’s bill restricting where cannabis can be smoked. Several… Continue reading More Cannabis News out of Augusta