Maine Cannabis Regulatory Overview
On November 8, 2016, Maine voted in favor of Question 1 to legalize and regulate sales of adult-use cannabis. To date, state lawmakers have not agreed on a timeframe or regulatory framework for sales in the state.
Maine Cannabis Key Regulator & Developments
Question 1 directed the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry to oversee licensing for the cultivation, manufacture, distribution, testing, and sale of adult-use marijuana in Maine. The Maine legislature's Committee on Marijuana Legalization Implementation was formed with the intent of developing a framework for rules to be implemented to govern Maine's adult-use marijuana industry.
Maine Cannabis Locality Options
Local communities have the ability under Maine's adult-use law to impose addition requirements and prohibitions on adult-use cannabis activity.