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Activists have gathered enough signatures to place a citizens' initiative on Portland's November ballot that would remove a cap imposed by the city on the number of marijuana retailers in Portland.

Dozens Apply To Open Marijuana Businesses In Now-legal Maine

Dec 14, 2019
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The first week of applications to open marijuana businesses in Maine has been busy, with dozens of prospective businesses lining up to sell, grow or make edible products with the newly legal drug.

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The Portland City Council tonight will consider proposed new rules that would limit the number of retail marijuana stores in the city to 20.

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The state Marijuana Advisory Commission was told Thursday that by the end of this year, the state will start accepting online applications for retail licenses for sellers of marijuana intended for adult recreational use.

Maine has some of the highest rates in the nation of workers who test positive for drugs.

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Mainers will not be able to buy recreational marijuana until sometime next year, when the state is expected to put in place all the rules and regulations governing its sale. The state also needs to build specialized facilities to handle the cash flow.

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Nearly three years after Maine voters approved the legal growth and sale of adult-use marijuana, the state has finally developed a plan to begin commercial sales.

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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.

PORTLAND, Maine - City councilors in Portland, Maine are reviewing changes to zoning rules that could allow marijuana retailers to sell regular food and drinks on site.

PORTLAND, Maine - Maine is trying again to hire a consultant to help the state craft rules about the legal sale of marijuana.

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The state has voided a contract won by a California consultant to propose rules and procedures for deploying the Maine's legalized adult-use marijuana marketplace. The move came after a losing bidder with local ties appealed the award, saying the state failed to give adequate weight to that Maine connection.

Maine's Marijuana Legalization Timeline Uncertain After Consultant Deal Cancelled

Jan 25, 2019

PORTLAND, Maine - Maine's timeline for getting legalized marijuana in stores is uncertain in the wake of the cancellation of a consulting deal to write rules.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Consultants hoping to advise Maine on recreational marijuana sales have extra time to apply.

Gov. Paul LePage has vetoed six more bills, including two measures that rewrite the state’s marijuana laws.

LePage lists nearly a dozen objections to a measure that would change the medical marijuana law. He targeted another marijuana bill that he says would jeopardize public health, and he called on lawmakers to send him legislation that would provide more oversight of the medical marijuana program as the state implements adult recreational use.

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Late Tuesday night, lawmakers agreed on a bill that will dramatically overhaul the state's medical marijuana program.