Marijuana criminalization laws have failed miserably. They have caused great harm to the lives, careers and families of millions of honest Americans. It is time to end the prohibition on marijuana. Legalize Maine believes it is a Mainstream Idea to implement common sense solution...
Alcohol Sales Fall Following Cannabis Legalization
Sales of alcoholic beverages decline following the enactment of medical marijuana access laws, according to a working paper authored by a team of researchers from the University of Connecticut and Georgia State University.
Authors evaluated the relationship between medical marijuana laws and retail alcohol sales for more than 2,000 US counties for the years 2006 to 2015. Alcohol sales trends in medical cannabis states were compared to sales trends in states where cannabis remained illegal. Researchers determined that counties located in medical cannabis states, on average,....
New US recreational marijuana markets one year later part 1
The recreational marijuana industry had a big year in 2016, when voters in four states California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada approved sales of adult-use cannabis.
But one year later, what the voters approved and the reality of whats happening look vastly different.
As has happened throughout the industrys development, each state has written its own rules and regulations to begin rec sales.
Some states, such as Nevada, have given preference to existing medical marijuana businesses to kick off early sales.
Others, like Maine, have failed to pass an implementation ....
The Cannabist | NOV 6, 2017 | AUGUSTA, Maine ``We`ve legalized gasoline, but not gas stations here,`` said Rep. Martin Grohman, I-Biddeford, before the failed override vote.
Maine marijuana sales up in air after lawmakers fail to override govs veto
Maine lawmakers failed Monday to override Republican Gov. Paul LePages veto of a bill to regulate and tax the sale of marijuana, dealing a setback to cannabis advocates who want to see the product in stores.
Lawmakers needed a two-thirds majority in both chambers Monday evening to override the veto and fell well short. The result means lawmakers will have to go back to the drawing board in January to craft rules governing the sale of marijuana in Maine.
The result came after LePage urged lawmakers to scrap the bill and start over. He has cited concerns including how the T....
On Friday, Maine Gov. Paul LePage followed through on threats to veto legislation that would have started the process of implementing a regulated marijuana market that Maine voters called for when they approved Question 1 in 2016. The bill, which was supported overwhelmingly in the House and Senate, would have created rules for cultivation, processing, and retail establishments, as well as set tax rates for adult-use marijuana and delay marijuana social consumption lounges until summer 2019.
LD 1650 was the product of nearly seven months of transparent deliberations in the....
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