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Marijuana in Maine--the social, legal, and medical issues

Maine. Office of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Prevention.

Marijuana in Maine--the social, legal, and medical issues

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Published by The Dept. in Augusta .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Maine.
    • Subjects:
    • Marijuana.,
    • Marijuana -- Physiological effect.,
    • Drug abuse -- Maine.,
    • Drugs -- Law and legislation -- Maine.

    • Edition Notes

      Cover title.

      Statementprepared for the 108th Maine Legislature by the Office of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Prevention, Department of Human Services.
      ContributionsMaine. Legislature.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHV5822.M3 M25 1977
      The Physical Object
      Pagination22 leaves ;
      Number of Pages22
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4377767M
      LC Control Number78621643

      The sale and use of recreational marijuana are both currently illegal in New Hampshire. State law permits people with certain medical conditions to receive medical marijuana prescriptions. Learn about medical marijuana in New Hampshire. According to a UNH poll, 68% of New Hampshire residents support legalizing small amounts of marijuana while 27% are opposed. Marijuana laws in NH New.


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Marijuana in Maine--the social, legal, and medical issues by Maine. Office of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Prevention. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Office of Marijuana Policy State House Station Augusta, ME Phone: () Fax: () The Maine Medical Use Marijuana Program exists to ensure and facilitate an efficient, responsible and legal medical marijuana environment within the State of Maine.

It provides compliance oversight, processes, guidelines and support to registered participants involved in the cultivation, processing and selling of medical marijuana and products. On top of the law legalizing adult-use cannabis in Maine, the federal government lifted its prohibition on industrial hemp inmaking CBD—or cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive compound of the cannabis plant valued for its health benefits—legal in all 50 states, including Maine.

The road to medicinal cannabis in Maine has been a. Across the country, states are starting to legalize recreational ing Colorado and Washington’s lead, about half the states have legal medical marijuana, and many are decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana for personal joined the growing list of states allowing recreational marijuana when voters approved a ballot initiative inallowing for the.

The law allows patients to possess up to ounces of usable marijuana and cultivate up to six marijuana plants, with no more than three mature at one time. Maine has seen incredible success with their medical marijuana industry, and pro-marijuana legalization groups have been pushing for recreational legalization.

Instead, medical marijuana physicians will supply patients with a medical marijuana recommendation in compliance with state law. According to Maine medical marijuana law, patients and their caregivers may grow medical marijuana for the patient's private use and may possess ounces and six plants, three of which may be mature.

Nowadays, there is a global debate on recreational and medical marijuana legalization, but the facts show us that we know too little about its long term effects on human health. The Colorado facts and figures above are from “Economic and Social Costs of Legalized Marijuana” (Novem ), issued by the Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University, and contains information from data and legitimate studies.

So that readers may see for themselves legalized marijuana’s impact in Colorado. As Maine's recreational pot law stalls, lawmakers seek to revamp medical marijuana program - 2/6/ Medical marijuana sales, caregivers and patient numbers decline - 2/2/ Maine lawmakers won't extend moratorium on pot sales, but it's still not for sale - 2/1/ Republican bill would allow more drug testing of Maine workers - 1/31/ This legal manual describes Maine law on medical cannabis and includes information for patients and caregivers.

This is one of a series of legal manuals created by Americans for Safe Access (ASA), to help individuals and their families better navigate the medical cannabis programs in their states.

THE ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION By: David G. Evans, Esq., Executive Director, Drug Free Projects Coalition This is the first of a series of papers exploring the economic and social costs of legalizing marijuana. legal The states of Washington and Colorado in the United Sates have legalized marijuana for recreational use.

Medical marijuana. Maine has allowed physicians to prescribe marijuana for therapeutic use since but the law was not implemented until the November approval of citizen-initiated legislation providing for the licensing and regulation of caregivers legal dispensaries. The state's first medical cannabis law was passed inallowing patients to grow their own plants.

The cities of Portland and South Portland decriminalized the possession and recreational use of marijuana in andrespectively. Ina ballot initiative, Question 1, proposed the statewide legalization of marijuana use and sale.

Legalizing Marijuana, With a Focus on Social Justice, Unites Democrats A study last year in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine found that after states legalized marijuana for medical Author: Trip Gabriel. Marijuana has medicinal properties, but we shouldn’t smoke the plant in order to derive those benefits, just like we do not smoke opium to get the benefits of morphine.

• In states with medical marijuana laws, the average user is a male in his 30’s with no terminal illness and a history of drug abuseFile Size: KB. Maine issues guidance on marijuana advertising. Published Febru In an effort to keep Maine’s cannabis businesses compliant with state laws, regulators issued a reminder guidance regarding how to advertise.

The state’s Office of Marijuana Policy released the guidance after an investigation into cannabis-related advertisements at the Androscoggin Bank Colisée in Lewiston. Maine's biggest medical marijuana provider wants to break up with the Rhode Island company behind its extraction operation, blaming it for $14 million in losses.

City staff proposes capping. The Moral Case for Legalizing Marijuana 01/11/ pm ET Updated While a recent Gallup poll revealed that a majority of Americans support legalizing marijuana, and Ron Paul -- a proponent -- has run well in the early GOP presidential primaries, most mainstream politicians still refuse to touch the subject, and many.

A Maine resident must be years-old to grow marijuana for his or her personal use. He or she can possess an unlimited amount of seeds, no more than 12 immature plants and no more than six flowering plants. Growers can keep the entire harvest from their six flowering plants.

Any indoor growing must be. View all marijuana law issues. Criminal Justice Reform The United States not only imprisons more people than any other nation in the world, but also criminalizes entire communities with an over-reliance on aggressive policing and other criminal justice tools to solve social problems.

AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — Recreational marijuana is officially legal in Maine as of Monday; adults 21 years and older can now use and possess two-and-a-half ounces of weed. They can also legally grow up to six mature plants and 12 immature plants. Retail sale of cannabis will be allowed when the moratorium ends in February Legal marijuana advances in Maine.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine lawmakers cast a pivotal vote Tuesday in favor of allowing retail marijuana sales, signaling strong support for enacting a law change.

Is marijuana legal in the state of Maine. The answer: YES. Voters enthusiastically said yes to recreational marijuana use on November 8, when they voted in favor of Question 1 on their ballots.

The citizens of Maine have decided to enact recreational marijuana laws, even when the federal government has yet to enact a similar law. Marijuana, drug composed of the leaves and flowers of plants in the genus Cannabis. Marijuana is known by several other names, including pot, grass, and weed.

It can vary widely in potency. Its active ingredient is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Learn more about the history, effects, and legality of marijuana. How much revenue do state and local governments raise from marijuana taxes.

Although prohibited under federal law, marijuana sales are legal and taxed in seven states: Alaska, California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, and ana is legal in Maine and Vermont but neither state has established its tax system yet. Michigan voters approved legal and taxable marijuana in.

In Maine, some cannabis entrepreneurs are already attempting to get around the prohibition on retail sales by offering marijuana as “gifts” – which is legal under current law – often in. I am limiting my focus to marijuana itself - THC and other cannabinoids, not to the social issues.

Marijuana is a psychoactive drug. It is a mild to moderate hallucinogen. While not physically. Social justice issues were a key factor in holding up legislation, with lawmakers disagreeing on how the policy should benefit people disproportionately impacted by marijuana enforcement.

The passage of the Maine Medical Marijuana Act of paves the way for LEGALLY grown organic marijuana to be provided for Qualifying Patients across the great State of Maine.

The Compassionate Caregivers of Maine is non-profit 3rd party agency, designed to allow patients safe, affordable and easy access to their on: PO BoxCleveland,Ohio.

Maine looks to protect marijuana firms’ intellectual property. Published Febru In a move to protect marijuana business owners’ trade secrets and other proprietary information from competitors, Maine lawmakers plan to consider a proposal from state regulators to exempt that type of information from being available to the public.

The Florigrown case is part of a massive amount of litigation in recent years about how the state has moved forward with the medical-marijuana industry, with much of the litigation centered on.

Polls consistently show the vast majority of Americans — around 90% — support allowing seriously ill patients to use marijuana for medical purposes with their doctors’ approval.

Thirty-three states and D.C. have comprehensive medical marijuana laws on the books. Sixteen additional states have laws on the books that acknowledge the medical value of medical cannabis, but fall short.

deaths with the availability of marijuana products. States with medical marijuana programs have been found to have lower rates of opioid overdose deaths than other states. InGovernor Cuomo signed the Compassionate Care Act into law, establishing New York States Medical Marijuana Program. Since the.

New marijuana law poses challenges for Augusta, Waterville police encountered when Maine first legalized medical marijuana in be other issues surrounding the new law that his.

Proponents of medical marijuana argue that it can be a safe and effective treatment for the symptoms of cancer, AIDS, multiple sclerosis, pain, glaucoma, epilepsy, and other conditions. They cite dozens of peer-reviewed studies, prominent medical organizations, major government reports, and the use of marijuana as medicine throughout world history.

Maine Representative Introduces Legal Cannabis Bill The Maine Legislative council is expected to decide Thursday whether or not they will allow the introduction of LR – “An Act to Align Maine’s Marijuana Laws With the Guidelines Governing Taxation and Regulation Issued by the Federal Government.”.

PORTLAND, Maine — The rules that could govern Maine’s legal marijuana program will be up for a hearing this month that is certain to be well attended. The state Office of Marijuana Policy is. Central Maine cities, towns struggle with regulating medical marijuana caregivers. As the number of caregivers increases, municipalities are having a hard time drafting regulations that conform to.

Not Quite Half of Under Crowd Support Legalization of Marijuana; Significant Differences By Party, Age and Gender Emerge The opinion of to year olds related to the legalization of marijuana has remained unchanged since the last time that we asked this question in the Spring of When to year olds were asked whether they support, oppose or unsure about.

The potential medicinal properties of marijuana and its components have been the subject of research and heated debate for decades. THC itself has proven medical benefits in particular formulations. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved THC-based medications, dronabinol (Marinol®) and nabilone (Cesamet®), prescribed in pill form for the treatment of nausea in patients.

Extension of Medical Marijuana Temporary Regulations Notice - April 2, Act 10 - PA General Assembly The Pennsylvania Department of Health is in the process of implementing the state’s Medical Marijuana Program, signed into law on Ap   Similar to Arizona, the Nevada law would allow a person to carry one ounce of marijuana and grow six plants.

It also would limit retail marijuana outlets based on population. Medical Marijuana. The use of marijuana for medicinal purposes already has been approved by voters in 23 states.

However, four more look to join the trend.The global legal cannabis market (both medical and recreational) rose 48% year-over-year to $15 billion in It could grow to as much as $ billion byaccording to Grand View : Sushree Mohanty.