An Act To Protect Children from Edible Cannabis Products
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:
Sec. 1. 7 MRSA §2444, sub-§2, ¶¶G and H, as enacted by IB 2015, c. 5, §1, are amended to read:
G. Security requirements for any licensed premises under this chapter including, at a minimum, lighting, physical security, alarm requirements and other minimum procedures for internal control as determined necessary by the state licensing authority to properly administer and enforce the provisions of this chapter, including reporting requirements for changes, alterations or modifications to the licensed premises. Security requirements may not be unreasonably impracticable; and
H. Securing and recording permission for a local fire department or the State Fire Marshal to conduct an annual fire inspection of a retail marijuana cultivation facility . ; and
Sec. 2. 7 MRSA §2444, sub-§2, ¶I is enacted to read:
I. A prohibition on the manufacture, distribution and sale of edible retail marijuana products that are packaged in a manner to look like candy or shaped in a manner that appeals to children, including, but not limited to, edible retail marijuana products in the distinct shape of a human, animal or fruit, but not including edible retail marijuana products in a geometric shape or in the shape of a marijuana leaf or a company logo.
Sec. 3. Effective date. This Act takes effect February 1, 2018.
This bill amends the Marijuana Legalization Act to require the state licensing authority to develop rules that prohibit the manufacture, distribution and sale of edible retail marijuana products in packaging or shapes that appeal to children. Under current law, the possession of any edible retail marijuana product is prohibited until February 1, 2018, so the effective date of this legislation is delayed until then.