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Maine gov proposes delaying recreational sales until 2019

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Maine gov proposes delaying recreational sales until 2019

Proposed regs would require towns to "opt in" to the adult-use marijuana market

Oct 19, 2017

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine’s Republican governor is proposing that lawmakers consider simply delaying recreational marijuana sales, instead of passing a legislative re-write of the voter-approved marijuana law.

The Maine Legislature is set to return Monday to consider a re-write offered by a legislative committee handling marijuana implementation.

Republican House Minority Leader Ken Fredette said he is sponsoring Gov. Paul LePage’s bill to delay recreational marijuana sales to January 2019. Lawmakers had previously pushed back implementation to February......

 

http://www.thecannabist.co/2017/10/19/maine-marijuana-sales-date/90465/


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Maine Governor Suggests Push Back of Recreational Weed Sales

Maine’s Republican Governor Paul LePage got together with House Republican Leader Ken Fredette this week, to try and delay the sale of recreational marijuana until January 2019. Maine was 1 of 4 new states to legalize recreational marijuana in last November’s ballot. All year, a committee of lawmakers lead by Republican Senator Roger Katz of Augusta and Democrat Representative Teresa Pierce of Falmouth have worked to create the best regulations for the new industry. They claim to have invited input from various state agencies and lawmakers including Fredette and LePage, only to be ignored and pushed to the sidelines. Now those lawmakers seek to delay the process so that they have more time to look over the legislation.

“Obstructionism for No Good Reason”

“The 11th-hour attempt to wreak havoc is obstructionism for no good reason,” Katz said. “Their unwillingness to problem-solve is irresponsible to the voters,...."

 

 

http://www.marijuanaresources.com/maine-governor-suggests-push-back-recreational-weed-sales/


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