Governor Janet Mills today signed into law, LD719, An Act Regarding Adult Use Marijuana. The bill, which the Legislature enacted last week, makes changes to the Marijuana Legislature Act (MCA) and approves, with changes, the professionally adopted major substantive rules developed by the Mills Administration.
The Office of Marijuana Policy (OMP), a part of the Maine Department of Administration and Financial Services (DAFS) developed the Rules as part of a collaborative effort between state agencies OMP’s Rule Making Consulting Team, the public and industry stakeholders who all participated in the public comment process.
“Over the course of the last several months, my administration has worked quickly to implement the law regarding Maine’s adult use recreational marijuana market as Maine voters asked the state to do two and a half years ago,” said Governor Mills. “The rule development demonstrates what can be accomplished when state government works with lawmakers, industry stakeholders and the public to accomplish a shared goal. With this law we are one step closer to honoring the will of Maine voters.”
The Maine Office of Marijuana Policy is on track to begin accepting applications for recreational marijuana licenses by the end of 2019.