Maine

Maine’s First Month Of Legal Marijuana Sales Total $1.4M

Licensed cannabis retailers in Maine sold more than $1.4 million worth of marijuana products during the first month of legal recreational pot sales, according to data released by state regulators on Monday. Legal sales of adult-use cannabis began on October 9, nearly four years after voters approved recreational marijuana sales for adults in 2016. On Monday, the Maine Office of Marijuana Policy (OMP) released sales data collected by Metrc, the state’s cannabis track-and-trace system, for October 9 through November 8. The figures for the first 31 days of legal sales showed that smokable forms of cannabis were the most popular […]

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Two weeks from opening, Maine adult-use marijuana stores are eager to sell

Congrats to the people of Maine, it’s long over due , now if the feds will just open their selfish eyes and realize what We The People want , plus I really hope your cannabis laws are little more lean than here in the sweaty mitten Michigan, here we have to let our gov know every time we legally buy cannabis products , though we don’t have to when buying alcohol plus no limits on alcohol purchases unlike cannabis , then the complaint of strain names sounding to appealing to children , but the alcohol industry can name their crap […]

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Maine awards 1st active recreational marijuana licenses ahead of October retail sales

Nearly four years after Maine voters legalized recreational marijuana, the state office overseeing the market’s launch said Tuesday it has approved the first six active licenses for adult-use marijuana establishments. That moves the state closer to starting retail sales to the public beginning on Friday, Oct. 9, when active retail license holders can sell to consumers 21 years of age or older. It took until June 2019 for the Legislature to vote on rules for recreational marijuana sales and regulation in Maine and then pass them on for the governor’s signature. Businesses need both conditional approval from the city or town where they will operate […]

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Maine approves adult-use cannabis stores in South Portland, Northport – Press Herald

Maine has announced its first round of fully licensed recreational marijuana businesses, including two retail stores – in South Portland and Northport – that can start selling adult-use cannabis to the public next month. The retailers, Theory Wellness of Maine in South Portland and Sweet Relief Shop in Northport, are cleared to open on Oct. 9, the opening day for adult-use sales in Maine. In addition, the Office of Marijuana Policy approved Nelson Analytics in Kennebunk as Maine’s first testing lab and grows for Room 5 in Detroit, Gele in South Portland and Grass Roots Marijuana in Auburn. Those are […]

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USDA Approves Hemp Plans For Maine, Missouri And Another Indian Tribe

News By Marijuana Moment Posted on September 3, 2020 “USDA continues to receive and review hemp production plans” The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved hemp regulatory plans for Maine, Missouri and the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians on Wednesday. The total number of federally approved hemp plans across states, territories and tribes now stands at 58. “With the approval, the [USDA] affirmed that Missouri’s plan complies with federal law and regulations,” the Missouri Department of Agriculture said. “The approval of Missouri’s state Industrial Hemp Plan was made by USDA with no required changes to existing state […]

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Portland, Maine Receives 30 Applications for 20 Available Cannabis Dispensary Licenses – Cannabis Dispensary

GRAFTON, WI – PRESS RELEASE – Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc. has partnered with Data Display Systems, a technology company that engineers electronic display systems, to develop a kiosk solution for employers looking to enact health screening and temperature checks at their worksites. The kiosk screens employees and visitors through customizable health compliance questions as well as temperature testing using sophisticated sensor technology. Results are then communicated to a remote content management system that provides a secure record of compliance traceability using nondescript user identification. The result is a health screening and temperature kiosk that not only promotes safer conditions in […]

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Portland, Maine Receives 30 Applications for 20 Available Cannabis Dispensary Licenses

Portland, Maine has received 30 applications for 20 available cannabis dispensary licenses, and after a recent court ruling declared the city’s scoring matrix unconstitutional, it is unclear how officials will decide who ultimately gets the licenses, according to a Portland Press Herald report. Applicants had an Aug. 31 deadline to submit applications to operate medical and adult-use dispensaries within the city; four applicants are seeking medical cannabis retail licenses, the Portland Press Herald reported, while the rest would operate in the adult-use market, which is expected to launch Oct. 9. Portland City Council spent a year developing its cannabis zoning […]

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Maine Drops Cannabis Residency Requirement

  In May 2020, we saw Maine drop its cannabis residency requirement. Now, you don’t have to be a resident to open an adult-use business in the state. The policy change comes after a legal agreement was made between the state and the Wellness Connection of Maine. This news is big for out-of-state investors. It has caused some concerns from local businesses who fear a corporate takeover. Maine Gets Sued In March 2020, Maine weed company Wellness Connection filed a suit over the state’s residency requirement. Wellness is the state’s largest medical pot company. It’s financed by an out-of-state investor […]

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Adult-Use Sales In Maine Set To Begin In October

Nearly four years after Maine voters legalized adult-use recreational cannabis, the state will open its market to sales beginning on October 9th.  The announcement comes as a major milestone in honoring the voter’s 2016 decision and will serve as an important step forward in the state’s launching of the cannabis industry. A plethora of Maine’s business-owners have already engaged with the application process, and are eager to commence operations.  To date, the state has issued nearly 200 conditional testing, cultivation, manufacturing and retail business licenses. 33 of those have already acquired permission to go forward to the final licensing phase, […]

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