The state is legally required to develop campaigns that focus on public awareness, education, health and safety of marijuana.
Based in an old farmhouse on Route 1 in Grand Isle, Full Bloom Cannabis is about to become the first adult use marijuana retail dispensary in Aroostook County.
Bangor Daily News journalist Troy R. Bennett explains how Maine cannabis went from legal to illicit and back again since 1858.
Maine will hold a hearing in the coming days about a plan to align the state’s medical marijuana program with state laws.
Orono residents voted this week to allow marijuana businesses to operate in town.
They are expected to make the state’s testing system less burdensome.
Rather than marijuana use, many Maine employers are now focusing on making sure employees are not high while on the job, something experts say isn’t always easy.
Opponents, mostly Republicans, called the bill a hollow political gesture and mocked Democrats for bringing it up at a time when thousands of Americans are dying from the coronavirus pandemic.
“America has come a long way from the days of Bill Clinton’s tortured admission of smoking marijuana but not inhaling,” the BDN Editorial Board writes.
Police seized 1,700 pounds of marijuana while investigating what they called an international marijuana trafficking operation.
Andrew Panaggio had hurt his back at work and was approved by the state Department of Health and Human Services to participate in a therapeutic cannabis program in 2016.
Portland is capping the number of licenses for retail marijuana stores at 20.
It is the latest legal salvo in the recreational marijuana market that launched on Oct. 9 in Maine.
It has been a point of contention among residents divided over the perceived risks of marijuana use and its potential economic benefits.
Massachusetts, Colorado and other states with thriving recreational marijuana markets are already seeing millions of people and dollars in related tourism.
Allure Cultivation will change its medicinal-marijuana outlet on Hammond Street into a retail store.
Maine’s Office of Marijuana Policy said Friday it has postponed indefinitely the spring debut of adult-use marijuana retail sales in the state citing safety and social distancing concerns related to the new coronavirus.
One might expect medical marijuana businesses to be itching to go recreational, but the decision is complicated.
Maine saw nearly $2 million in sales in December, just from about $1 million in October.
Maine is issuing conditional licenses to 16 marijuana stores, another step toward adults being able to legally buy marijuana for recreational use in the state, officials announced Friday.