An Act To Improve the Adult Use Marijuana Laws
Sec. 1. 28-B MRSA §202, sub-§2, as enacted by PL 2017, c. 409, Pt. A, §6, is amended to read:
This subsection does not apply to an applicant for a testing facility license. This subsection is repealed June 1, 2021.
Sec. 2. 28-B MRSA §501, sub-§6, as enacted by PL 2017, c. 409, Pt. A, §6 and amended by c. 452, §37, is repealed.
Sec. 3. 28-B MRSA §501, sub-§6-A is enacted to read:
The department shall adopt rules to implement this subsection.
Sec. 4. 28-B MRSA §504, sub-§5, as enacted by PL 2017, c. 409, Pt. A, §6 and amended by c. 452, §37, is further amended to read:
This bill amends the adult use marijuana law in several ways. First, it repeals all residency requirements regarding licensure and operations as of June 1, 2021. Second, the bill clarifies that, during the first 2 years after the first active cultivation facility license is issued, a dispensary or caregiver may transfer both harvested marijuana and marijuana products to an adult use marijuana establishment controlled by that dispensary or caregiver during the first year of that marijuana establishment's operation. Third, this bill allows a marijuana store licensee that is also a registered caregiver or a registered dispensary to sell or offer for sale both adult use marijuana and adult use marijuana products within the same facility or building in which the licensee also sells or offers for sale marijuana or marijuana products to qualifying patients.