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Maine Releases New Draft Rules For Recreational Marijuana Market

The state has released new draft rules for the recreational marijuana program Maine voters approved two years ago. The 74-page document contains proposed rules for how the new market will be monitored, regulated and launched by the Office of Marijuana Policy.

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Administrative officials with the Maine Legislature have decided to continue accepting public testimony submitted to legislative committees by email for the time being.

At my baby's six-month appointment a few months back, I got a one-pager from the pediatrician titled "Starting Solid Foods."

"It is critical that the baby develop a taste for rice cereal at the beginning, to offset the loss of iron from formula or breast milk," it reads.

Sounds serious. Then come the all caps: "THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF FEEDING GIVE RICE CEREAL ONLY." That is followed by advice to introduce pureed vegetables before fruits so the baby doesn't develop a sweet tooth.

I obediently went out and bought some sand-textured baby cereal. (Organic, of course.)

On a mostly party line vote, the Maine House voted 88-49 on Tuesday to ban the use of Native American names, imagery and mascots in public schools.

The University of Maine System announced on Tuesday that nearly a quarter of in-state undergrads at its public universities are receiving enough grants and scholarships to entirely cover their tuition and fees this semester.

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Maine's largest environmental group, and organizations representing retailers and grocers, are backing a bill that would ban most single-use plastic bags by 2022. 

CARIBOU, Maine - It's another overcast day in Maine, but there's reason for cheer in Caribou. The National Weather Service reports that the city is mostly snow-free after setting a record for longest stretch with at least an inch of snow on the ground.

President Trump will pay a state visit to the U.K. in early June, according to Buckingham Palace, which says Trump has accepted an invitation from Queen Elizabeth II to visit America's closest ally.

The visit will take place "from Monday 3rd June to Wednesday 5th June," the palace announced Tuesday.

The White House says the state visit "will reaffirm the steadfast and special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom."

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine lawmakers are set to tackle bills to reform the state's services for children and individuals with disabilities.

PORTLAND, Maine - A memorial service will be held in Maine for a 21-year-old Marine corporal slain in South Carolina.

Ted S. Warren / Associated Press

Gun rights advocates are opposing a bill that would allow municipalities to prohibit firearms at voting places and governmental meetings.


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