January 12, 2018

State lawmakers want a proposed advisory commission to consider ways to standardize, coordinate and integrate Maine’s medical and adult-use marijuana programs. The committee tasked with overhauling the Marijuana Legalization Act hopes this will satisfy Gov. Paul LePage’s concerns about potential inconsistencies in the tax rate and regulatory structure of this new market, which voters approved […]

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By Kate Riga U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin continues to toe a fine line in the aftermath of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s announcement that allows prosecutors to enforce federal laws in states where marijuana has been legalized. Last week, Mr. Sessions rescinded the “Cole Memo,” penned by former U.S. Deputy Attorney General James Cole in […]

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Now that the dust has settled around attorney general Jeff Sessions’ promise of harsher federal marijuana enforcement, advocates of legalization have largely exchanged their initial disappointment over the move for one of long-term optimism. “I think there was a knee-jerk reaction of something approaching panic, but once everyone calmed down, they’ve come to realize that […]

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All recreational marijuana facilities are now banned in Randolph, after the Town Council upheld the voter-approved ban that was on a ballot question last fall. The ban will apply to all facilities that grow or distribute recreational marijuana, and applies to all areas of town. Facilities for growing and selling medical marijuana are still allowed […]

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New Hampshire’s medical marijuana program has more than doubled in size since 2016. About 4,700 patients were enrolled in the program by the end of 2017. Michael Holt is the Therapeutic Cannabis Program Administrator for the Department of Health and Human Services. He joins us now to talk about how the state’s medical marijuana program […]

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MaryJane Sarvis, an artist in Shaftsbury, Vt., weaned herself from the opioid painkillers she was prescribed for chronic nerve pain. “I felt tired all the time and I was still in pain,” she says. Marijuana works better for her, but costs $200 per month out-of-pocket. …read more at https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/01/11/577411274/the-high-cost-of-medical-marijuana-causes-pain-in-vermont

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