Category Archives: maine

Medical cannabis sales in Maine drop for second year in a row

Medical marijuana sales declined in Maine for the second straight year, a decrease that some dispensary owners blame on unfair competition both from the black market and patients growing their own product. According to the Portland Press Herald, tax data shows the state’s eight licensed dispensaries brought in $23.5 million in sales in 2018, down […]

Maine Supreme Court Upholds Eviction of Man Growing His Own Medical Marijuana

Underlining the role that economic class plays in one’s experience of the cannabis legalization movement, Maine resident Olanian Jackson saw his eviction upheld by the state’s Supreme Court after his landlord discovered that Jackson was using state-legal medical marijuana in his home. The court’s decision highlights the fact that for anyone who lives in federally […]

Maine’s Cannabis Legalization Timeline Goes up in Smoke

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine marijuana lovers hoping to put the “bake” back in clambake this summer might be out of luck. State officials said Friday that Maine rescinded a Los Angeles consultant’s winning bid to help craft the rules about key issues such as sales and packaging of marijuana. Maine officials had hoped the […]

Medical Cannabis Convenience Store Opens in Maine

After voters approved adult-use cannabis legalization in 2016, Maine lawmakers haven’t let outgoing Gov. Paul LePage’s veto power stand in the way of the will of the People. Back in May, state legislators overrode LePage’s veto of a bill legalizing adult-use retail sales. And in July, they overrode the governor’s veto of a medical marijuana […]

Maine restaurant gets lobsters high on marijuana before boiling them to be more ‘humane’

(via Wikimedia Commons) An east coast seafood restaurant is using cannabis to ensure that their lobsters feel better before getting boiled alive. Charlotte Gill, owner of Charlotte’s Legendary Lobster Pound in Maine’s Southwest Harbor, has adopted a ritual of boxing their lobsters in a thick plume of weed smoke before sending them off in a […]

After marijuana legalization vote, Maine Gov. LePage wants to make it harder to get questions on ballots

Published: Feb 17, 2018, 12:41 pm • Updated: Feb 19, 2018, 12:49 pm By Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine lawmakers may make it tougher for citizens to get questions on ballots as Gov. Paul LePage this week renewed his call to reform a system he’s called too representative of liberal-leaning Mainers. In […]