Maine Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Maine dispensaries want early crack at adult-use cannabis sales

Maine’s largest medical marijuana operator wants the state’s eight dispensaries to have an early opportunity to sell recreational cannabis. The Wellness Connection of Maine, which operates four dispensaries, is supporting legislation that would allow the state’s MMJ operators to begin peddling adult-use cannabis while regulations are drawn up for the new rec market, the Bangor Daily News […]

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Maine gov verifies passage of adult-use MJ legalization

Maine Gov. Paul LePage has certified the results of the November measure in which voters passed recreational marijuana legalization by a margin of about 4,000 votes, or less than 1% of all ballots cast. While announcing the certification on a local radio talk show Tuesday, LePage also said he wants the Maine Legislature to impose a […]

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Maine cannabis legalization a go after foes drop recount effort

Maine officially became the latest state, and the second in New England, to legalize adult-use cannabis after opponents formally abandoned their demand for a recount. The No on 1 campaign, as the anti-legalization effort was called, notified Maine’s secretary of state of the decision on Saturday, the Portland Press Herald reported. Maine voters approved legalization […]

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Maine suspends marijuana ballot recount until new year

The ballot recount of Maine’s initiative to legalize recreational marijuana is on hold until 2017 to give legalization opponents time to mull whether they want to continue the tally. With about 30% of the ballots counted, there was no significant change in the outcome of the Nov. 8 vote in favor of legalization, according to the […]

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Maine cannabis pioneer embarking on new career path

A marijuana industry pioneer is leaving her post at New England’s most prominent dispensary to pursue new opportunities in her home state of Maine and nationally. A former Catholic high school teacher, Becky DeKeuster co-founded the Wellness Connection of Maine and helped the dispensary obtain four of eight medical licenses available in the state in […]

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Maine rec legalization recount to begin Monday

A formal recount of Maine’s election results on recreational cannabis legalization is set to begin Monday and is expected to take four to six weeks and cost the state up to half a million dollars. Question 1, the formal name of the Maine rec initiative, was approved by less than a 1% margin of votes cast […]

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Maine preparing for recount on recreational cannabis

A formal recount of the Nov. 8 election results in Maine, including the initiative that would legalize adult-use cannabis, is now on the way. The Maine secretary of state has certified the signatures on a pair of recount petitions that target the marijuana ballot measure as well as an educational tax, and the office is […]

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