Maine’s timeline for launching sales of adult-use marijuana is uncertain now that the state has withdrawn from a contract with BOTEC, a Los Angeles consulting firm hired to help craft the program’s rules.
Maine officials were hopeful the rules would be ready by April 30.
However, officials said Friday the state has withdrawn from the contract, which will go out to bid again. That leaves the long-delayed program in limbo.
The withdrawal from the contract comes after another bidder appealed the award.
Maine voters approved legal recreational marijuana in 2016, but implementing rules governing the program has been slow going.
– Associated Press