In another setback for Maine’s recreational marijuana industry, a legalization panel has voted to delay marijuana social clubs until 2023.
The Marijuana Legalization Implementation Committee voted 5-1 to stall social club licensing, the Portland Press Herald reported.
Paul McCarrier, president of marijuana advocacy group Legalize Maine, says the social club delay is “one part of a many-part process to get to ‘yes.'”
It’s still another delay for Maine’s recreational program.
Though Maine voters approved adult-use cannabis in 2016, it now looks as if the industry won’t launch until 2019.
– Associated Press