Maine Revised Statutes

§2451. Licensing in general

Beginning February 1, 2018, the following provisions govern licensing in general. [2017, c. 1, §13 (AMD).]

1. Notice of new owner, officer, manager or employee.  A retail marijuana establishment or retail marijuana social club shall notify the state licensing authority in writing of the name, address and date of birth of an owner, officer, manager or employee before the new owner, officer, manager or employee begins managing, owning or associating with the establishment or club. The owner, officer, manager or employee must pass a fingerprint-based criminal history record check as required by the state licensing authority and obtain the required identification card prior to being associated with, managing, owning or working at the establishment or club.
[ IB 2015, c. 5, §1 (NEW) .]
2. Each license separate.  Each license issued under this chapter is separate and distinct. A person may not exercise any of the privileges granted under a license other than the license that the person holds and a licensee may not allow any other person to exercise the privileges granted under the licensee's license. A separate license is required for each specific business or business entity and each geographical location.
[ IB 2015, c. 5, §1 (NEW) .]
3. Licensee to maintain possession of premises.  At all times, a licensee shall possess and maintain possession of the licensed premises identified in the license by ownership, lease, rental or other arrangement for possession of the premises.
[ IB 2015, c. 5, §1 (NEW) .]
4. License specifics; display.  A license issued pursuant to this chapter must specify the date of issuance, the period of licensure, the name of the licensee and the premises licensed. A licensee shall conspicuously place the license at all times on the licensed premises.
[ IB 2015, c. 5, §1 (NEW) .]
5. Computation of time.  In computing any time prescribed by this chapter, the day of the act, event or default from which the designated time begins to run is not included. Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays are counted as any other day except that any documents due to be submitted to state or local government on a date that falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday are due on the next business day.
[ IB 2015, c. 5, §1 (NEW) .]
6. Licensee to report transfer of interest.  A licensee shall report each transfer or change of financial interest in the license to the state licensing authority and appropriate municipality and receive approval prior to any transfer or change pursuant to section 2450.
[ IB 2015, c. 5, §1 (NEW) .]
7. Relocation of licensed premises.  A licensee may move the permanent location of licensed premises to any other place in this State once permission to do so is granted by the state licensing authority and municipality where the retail marijuana establishment or retail marijuana social club proposes to relocate. Upon receipt of an application for change of location, the state licensing authority shall, within 7 days, submit a copy of the application to the municipality to determine whether the transfer complies with all local restrictions on change of location. In permitting a change of location, the municipality where the retail marijuana establishment or retail marijuana social club proposes to relocate shall consider all reasonable restrictions that are or may be placed upon the new location by the governing board of the municipality. Any such change in location must be in accordance with all requirements of this chapter and rules adopted pursuant to this chapter.
[ IB 2015, c. 5, §1 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
IB 2015, c. 5, §1 (NEW). 2017, c. 1, §13 (AMD).