Last week, House and Senate Members of Maine’s Legislature Passed to be Enacted with 2/3rds vote LD83: An Act to Clarify State Policy Regarding the Use of Cannabis Paraphernalia in the Maine Medical Use of Cannabis Act.
Sponsored By: Senator Craig HICKMAN of Kennebec
Cosponsored By: President Troy JACKSON of Aroostook
Speaker Rachel TALBOT ROSS of Portland
This bill accomplishes the following, as outlined in the bill summary:
“This bill defines the term “cannabis paraphernalia” for purposes of the Maine Medical Use of Cannabis Act. It clarifies that cannabis paraphernalia is not a tobacco product under the laws governing the retail sale of tobacco. It permits a caregiver to sell or provide cannabis paraphernalia to a qualifying patient for the patient’s medical use of cannabis.”
How is Cannabis Paraphernalia defined? Great question. Here’s what the bill states:
“Cannabis paraphernalia means equipment, products, devices and materials that are used in planting, propagating, cultivating, growing, harvesting, processing, preparing, testing, analyzing, packaging, repackaging, storing or containing cannabis for medical use, including by ingesting, inhaling or otherwise introducing cannabis into the human body for medical use.”