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House Votes To Protect Legal States Against Federal Interference

The House of Representatives approved an amendment to a defense spending bill that would protect marijuana businesses operating legally under state, territory,...
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Are States That Legalized Marijuana Living Up To Their Social Equity Goals?

The first states to legalize cannabis, Colorado and Washington, didn’t give a great deal of thought to social equity – the idea...
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Launch of Maine’s Recreational Cannabis Market Subject To Further Delays

Four years after approving adult-use marijuana sales through a ballot measure, Maine residents expecting legal cannabis sales to begin this month will...
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It’s Official: Maine Retail Marijuana Sales Will Start in 2020

A commercial adult-use cannabis industry is coming to Maine early next year, after Gov. Janet Mills (D) signed a bill to establish...
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Senate Race in Maine: Where Do Angus King And Eric Brakey Stand on Legalization?

This November, voters in Maine will choose a U.S. senator. The race is between the incumbent, Angus King, an independent, and State Senator Eric...
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Maine Seeks Consultant To Advise On Setting Up Marijuana Markets

In mid-September, the state of Maine’s Department of Administrative and Financial Services issued a notice that it is seeking to hire a consultant to...
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Maine Cities, Towns Might Gain Complete Control of Retail Marijuana Sales

In Maine, the legislature and Republican governor Paul LePage continue to be in conflict over marijuana. In early July, the state legislature overrode his...

Maine employers are prohibited from refusing employees due to off-duty cannabis use

In Maine, adult-use marijuana has been legal since the beginning of 2017, although implementation of the law was postponed until early 2018. One question...
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Governor’s Veto of Marijuana Bill Overridden by Maine State Legislature

On May 2, Maine’s Democratic House and Republican Senate surpassed the necessary two-thirds vote to override Govenor Paul LePage’s veto of LD1719, a bill...
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Big Pharma to Big Booze: The Industries Fighting Reform

The push to legalize marijuana across the United States gained speed with new wins in California and elsewhere Nov. 8. But those victories won't...