Legislature sustains veto of Maine adult-use cannabis bill, but legalization rolls slowly ahead

The Maine House of Representatives voted 74-62 Monday evening to sustain Governor LePage’s veto of LD 1650, a bill that would have repealed and replaced the citizen-initiated Maine Marijuana Legalization Act (MLA) with a similar, but in many ways different law. Despite confused reports by some national news outlets, the sustained veto does not mark […]

Medical marijuana patients and providers protected from federal prosecution under new spending bill

Medical cannabis advocates march to Los Angeles City Hall. Today, in a move which will surely ease the minds of many Maine medical marijuana patients and growers, the House of Representatives passed a short-term federal spending bill that includes a provision extending legal protections for medical cannabis. The provision, known as the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment, prohibits […]

Recreational marijuana “gifts” in exchange for “donations” are asking for trouble

As this creative 2010 Craigslist listing reveals, efforts to exchange cannabis for cash or something else of value – even when the law doesn’t permit it – are nothing new. As Mainers without medical cards patiently await the day when they can walk into a retail cannabis store and buy a brownie or an eighth of their […]