Adam Cote, who heads Drummond Woodsum’s Energy and Utilities Practice, said “this decision offers potentially significant short term funding benefits as well as long term operating efficiencies to Maine’s marijuana businesses.”
U.S. House of Representatives Approves Measure to Protect Cannabis Businesses from Federal Interference
The bill would shield both adult use and medical marijuana businesses from federal intervention so long as they operate in compliance with applicable state and local laws.
Every adult use marijuana business applicant must receive training and pass a comprehensive examination on the use of the track and trace system prior to receiving an active license.
Litigation spurred the Office of Marijuana Policy to stop enforcing the state laws and regulations that require principals and majority owners of adult use marijuana establishments to be Maine residents.
Maine will initially require testing of 5 analytes, with an additional 3 to be brought on at a later date.