Maine Revised Statutes

§2453. Unlawful acts and exceptions

(CONTAINS TEXT WITH VARYING EFFECTIVE DATES)
(WHOLE SECTION TEXT EFFECTIVE 2/1/18)
1. Consumption; transfer.  Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, a person may not:
A. Consume retail marijuana or retail marijuana products in a retail marijuana establishment. A retail marijuana establishment may not allow retail marijuana or retail marijuana products to be consumed upon its licensed premises; or [IB 2015, c. 5, §1 (NEW).]
B. Buy, sell, transfer, give away or acquire retail marijuana or retail marijuana products. [IB 2015, c. 5, §1 (NEW).]
[ IB 2015, c. 5, §1 (NEW) .]
2. Limited access area; transfer of ownership.  Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, a person licensed pursuant to this chapter may not:
A. Be within a limited access area unless the person's identification card is displayed as required by this chapter; [IB 2015, c. 5, §1 (NEW).]
B. Fail to designate areas of ingress and egress for limited access areas and post signs in conspicuous locations as required by this chapter; or [IB 2015, c. 5, §1 (NEW).]
C. Fail to report a transfer as required by section 2450. [IB 2015, c. 5, §1 (NEW).]
[ IB 2015, c. 5, §1 (NEW) .]
3. Person licensed to sell retail marijuana or retail marijuana products.  A person licensed to sell retail marijuana or retail marijuana products pursuant to this chapter may not:
A. Display any signs that are inconsistent with local laws or regulations; [IB 2015, c. 5, §1 (NEW).]
B. Use advertising material that is misleading, deceptive or false, or that is designed to appeal to a person under 21 years of age; [IB 2015, c. 5, §1 (NEW).]
C. Have in that person's possession or upon the licensed premises any marijuana the sale of which is not permitted by the license; [IB 2015, c. 5, §1 (NEW).]
D. Sell retail marijuana or retail marijuana products to a person under 21 years of age without checking the person's identification; [IB 2015, c. 5, §1 (NEW).]
E. Except for a retail marijuana social club licensee, have on the licensed premises any retail marijuana, retail marijuana products or marijuana paraphernalia that shows evidence of the retail marijuana having been consumed or partially consumed; or [IB 2015, c. 5, §1 (NEW).]
F. Violate the provisions of section 2450 or abandon the licensed premises or otherwise cease operation without notifying the state licensing authority and appropriate municipality at least 48 hours in advance and without accounting for and forfeiting to the state licensing authority for destruction all marijuana and products containing marijuana. [IB 2015, c. 5, §1 (NEW).]
[ IB 2015, c. 5, §1 (NEW) .]
4. Effective date.  This section takes effect February 1, 2018.
[ 2017, c. 1, §17 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
IB 2015, c. 5, §1 (NEW). 2017, c. 1, §17 (AMD).