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Tagged With: Maine

Maine: Legalization Opponents File Petitions Challenging Election Day Vote

Marijuana legalization opponents in Maine are formally challenging the results of Question 1: The Marijuana Legalization Act, a statewide ballot initiative that received slightly over 50 percent of the vote on Election Day. Legal counsel for the No on 1 campaign today turned in petitions to the Secretary of State’s office formally requesting a recount. … Continue reading »

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Maine Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

According to polling information, voters in Maine will approve Question 1, the Marijuana Legalization Act. Politico currently has the measure leading 50.2 to 49.8 percent with 93.9 percent of the vote being counted. “In 2013, over 70% of voters in the city of Portland decided it was time to reject the failed policy of marijuana prohibition and … Continue reading »

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Maine: Lawmakers Remove Unscientific Per Se Standards For Cannabis

Previously, lawmakers were debating legislation, LD 1320, to impose ‘per se’ criminal penalties to individuals who drive with trace levels (5ng/ml or higher) of THC in their blood — regardless of whether he/she is behaviorally impaired.  Fortunately, members of the Transportation Committee amended the bill to remove provisions that make operation of a motor vehicle … Continue reading »

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Maine: Governor Signs Measure Permitting Patients to Use Medical Cannabis in Hospitals

Governor Paul LePage has signed legislation, LD 726, into law permitting qualified patients to use medical marijuana while admitted in Maine hospitals.  This measure does not require hospital staff to administer medical marijuana to a patient and will only allow for patients to consume cannabis preparations in a smokeless form. The law states, “If the … Continue reading »

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Maine: Lawmakers Fail To Pass Bill To Impose Presumptive THC Impairment Standards

Legislation to impose presumptive impairment standards in cases where low levels of THC is detected in the blood, LD 1628, has died after lawmakers in the House and Senate failed reach concurrence on the bill’s amended language. The measure stated that the detection of 5 ng/ml or more of THC in a driver’s blood “gives … Continue reading »

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