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In a guidance document (HERE), provided by Interim Director of Maine’s Office of Cannabis Policy Vernon Malloch on November 21st: “in response to questions and concerns raised by adult use licensees in response to OCP’s Second Advance Notice of Mandatory Testing for Pesticides. In light of those questions and concerns, OCP is revising and clarifying the timeline for...
In a letter to the Office of Cannabis Policy’s Interim Director Vern Malloch, Maine’s Attorney General Aaron Frey clarified the Attorney General’s position on the recent guidance document circulated by Maine’s OCP discussing the Department of Health and Human Services regulations of Tobacco Products and how that relates to Maine’s cannabis programs. The Attorney General has...
Maine’s Office of Cannabis Policy released important guidance this month on how tobacco rules apply to cannabis companies. As you know from previous blog posts, Maine’s Department of Agriculture requires all of those who sell items like rolling papers, electronic vaporizer devices, wraps, pipes, etc. to obtain a Retail Tobacco License – as noted in...
Maine’s Office of Cannabis Policy released three major pieces of guidance to help reconcile recent legislative changes with rule-making. The guidance documents address the following: Final Form Testing in Maine’s Adult Use Cannabis Market “Pursuant to recent changes to the Cannabis Legalization Act and the rules governing the Adult Use Cannabis Program, licensees are no...
This ruling has been on the horizon for some time, but we finally have a decision by the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals. As reported by Law360: “A split First Circuit panel affirmed Wednesday that the Constitution’s dormant commerce clause applies to the federally illegal medical cannabis industry and that a Maine law mandating local...
The Office of Cannabis Policy has announced in a Guidance Document found HERE that the limited authorization for onetime transfers of cannabis plants and seeds from the medical cannabis program to the adult use program, in accordance with 28-B MRS § 501(6) expires on September 8, 2022. This means that no cultivation facility licensee will be permitted...
Maine Law (Title 26 M.R.S.A. § 42-B) requires every employer to place this poster in the workplace where workers can easily see it. Download it here to print it out and stay compliant! Regulation of Employment Poster – State of Maine *Warning* You should never need to pay for these posters, spam companies will attempt...
Effective July 1, 2022 (adopted by the Office of Cannabis Policy June 1, 2022) The Office of Cannabis Policy has completed final adoption of the rules to establish a regulatory framework governing adult use, also known as recreational, cannabis in Maine. The rule appears in the Code of Maine Rules as Adult Use Adopted Rules...
Cohen Law Maine brings you an update on Maine’s cannabis regulator. Keep in mind, our blog posts are not legal advice and do not establish an attorney-client relationship. Background This guidance is provided by the Office of Cannabis Policy (OCP) to registered caregivers and registered dispensaries engaged in the Maine Medical Use of Cannabis Program...
Cohen Law Maine breaks down how recent legislative changes could affect you! Keep in mind, all Cohen Law Maine blog posts are not legal advice and do not establish an attorney-client relationship. You may have seen in our last legislative update that some substantial legislation was recently passed. LD 1928 became law, and creates the...
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