Legislative Update: Maine Marijuana Bills

January 22nd, 2020, Adult-use, Cannabis Law, Licensing, Local/Municipal, Public Policy, Regulatory, State, Testing

Hearing Scheduled for Monday, January 27

The following bills, all carried over from the last legislative session, have been scheduled for a work session and public hearing on January 27, 2020 in front of the Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee. The session will begin at 10:00 am in Room 437 in the State House in Augusta.

The hearing can be live streamed here.

(L.D. 999)          An Act To Allow Medical and Adult Use Marijuana Stores To Share a Common Space

(L.D. 1432)        An Act To Improve the Adult Use Marijuana Laws

(L.D. 1444)        An Act To Make the Distance to Schools for Marijuana Establishments Consistent with the Liquor Laws

(L.D. 1545)        An Act Regarding the Testing of Adult Use Marijuana and Marijuana Products

(L.D. 1621)       An Act To Allow Delivery of Adult Use Marijuana and Adult Use Marijuana Products by an Approved Marijuana Store

Upcoming Bills

The following is a list of the other cannabis bills that will be taken up this session:

Agency Bills

(L.R. 2999)     An Act To Amend the Marijuana Legalization Act

(L.R. 3000)     An Act To Amend the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Act

(L.R. 3001)     An Act To Improve Compliance with Office of Marijuana Policy Registration and Licensure Requirements

(L.R. 3002)     An Act To Define as a Hazardous Substance under Maine Law Substances Defined under Federal Laws as Hazardous Substances, Pollutants and Contaminants

Bills that Carried Over from Last Session

(L.D. 335) An Act To Require the State To Distribute 12 Percent of Adult Use Marijuana Retail Sales and Excise Tax Revenue to Generating Municipalities

(L.D. 1076) An Act To Account for Market Change in the Adult Use Marijuana Excise Tax

New Bills

(L.R. 2775) An Act To Make Amendments to the Laws Governing Adult Use and Medical Marijuana To Increase Consistency and Safety

Additional public hearings and work sessions will be scheduled later in the session for the Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee to consider these bills.  We will provide periodic updates throughout the session.