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Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:



This bill is a concept draft pursuant to Joint Rule 208.

This bill proposes to create a pilot program allowing one
medical marijuana distribution center in the State. The center
would be incorporated as a nonprofit entity managed and overseen
by a diverse community group. In particular, this bill would
propose the following.

1. A single nonprofit center, referred to herein as the
"center," would be incorporated for the purpose of cultivating
and distributing medical marijuana to individuals qualified under
the Maine Medical Marijuana Act of 1998. The center would also
be authorized to distribute or lend, or both, cultivation
equipment, supplies and seeds to qualified individuals for
cultivation for personal use.

2. The center would be overseen and managed by a community
board made up a wide range of individuals drawn from the
community area of the center's site. Members of the community
board might include members drawn from the following groups: law
enforcement, current and former patients, patient advocates,
hospice facilities, education professionals, legal community,
business, pharmacists, clergy, medicine and other groups involved
in the community.

3. The framework for the operation of the community board
would be included in the enabling legislation. Among other
things, the framework would provide for term length of board
members, qualifying members as described above, civil and
criminal immunity protection for board members and employees
acting within the scope of the center's mission and the
authorization to use Maine's nonprofit business statute as a
basis for organizational structure.

4. The center would be able to charge patients for the
product to help cover the cost of the center. The center would
also be prohibited from securing medical marijuana from outside
the State.

5. A mandatory registry system for patients using the center
would be created to ensure that only qualified individuals access
the center's services. The system would be maintained by the
center with oversight and input from the sheriff of the county
within which the center is located. Other law enforcement

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