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Maine is Legal!

Discussion in 'Cannabis News and Activism' started by NizzyJones, Dec 17, 2016.

  1. mitchgo61

    mitchgo61 I go where the thrills are

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    A bit confusing, but here's where it stands...

    1. The legislature passed the extension of the retail moratorium.....sales won't start till February 2018.
    2. BUT....they thankfully took out the "private residence" language.... so now you can consume anywhere that isn't considered public.
    3. HOWEVER....our buffoon governor won't sign it. So....starting Monday the original law goes into effect. Full legality, and retail shops can open this Ocotober.

    The gov has ten days to sign or veto. If he doesn't sign, new law goes into effect, pushing back retail by 90 days (the only material change in the new bill, other than explicitly calling out minors as still being banned from cannibis).

    Bottom line: Maine is legal Monday, no matter what. Whether or not kids are legal is a matter of interpretation, and the retail start date is still in question. Other than that, you know....vape 'em if you got 'em. :lol:

    http://bangordailynews.com/2017/01/...es-legislature-but-lepage-refuses-to-sign-it/
     
  2. StickyShisha

    StickyShisha Well-Known Member

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    my favorite line of the article is the correction.

    CORRECTION:


    An earlier version of this story misstated the enactment vote tally in the Senate. It was unanimous.
     
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  3. BabyFacedFinster

    BabyFacedFinster Capo di tutt'i capi

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    He just changed his mind and signed it.
     
  4. TwistedGray

    TwistedGray Well-Known Member

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    Is that a good or bad thing...I'm confused
     
  5. mitchgo61

    mitchgo61 I go where the thrills are

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    Kind of a push. Just means an extra 90 days till retail. It would've become law in another 9 days even if he didn't sign it.

    Bottom line...rec is legal Monday, retail sales start in Feb 2018. Keeping my mmj card for the foreseeable future. :p
     
  6. CarolKing

    CarolKing Singer of songs and a vapor connoisseur

    Good luck Maine!! Wishing everyone well and a smooth start to a new beginning.
     
  7. snamuh

    snamuh ghost

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    Now someone in southern Maine needs to get me some hemp strains. : )
     
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  9. mitchgo61

    mitchgo61 I go where the thrills are

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    Won’t happen. The MMJ law allows for six. They can’t even agree on anything right now.

    On the plus side, the lack of brick and mortar retail is allowing delivery services to flourish thanks to the “gifting loophole”. I can get a staggering variety of products dropped right in my driveway, tax free, at great prices, just by sending a Facebook message. I’m fine with this current status quo. :rockon:
     
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  10. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

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    So I am confused... are there recreational shops in Maine right now? Or do you still need a medical card?
     
  11. NizzyJones

    NizzyJones Well-Known Member

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    Not yet. There should have been but the Gov is a prick and the legislature is still working on an enabling bill that will get by him. Possession is legal though (21+)
     
  12. mitchgo61

    mitchgo61 I go where the thrills are

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    No, but there’s a thriving grey market. Many delivery services are just a Facebook message, and thirty minutes, away from your front door.
     
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  13. BabyFacedFinster

    BabyFacedFinster Capo di tutt'i capi

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    You pay for the delivery of a jar, and it comes packed with a free gift of cannabis. Gifting is allowed under the law that the voters enacted. And it will stand until the legislators fuck with it.
     
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  14. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

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    Really! Gonna be there tomorrow. Wonder if I can get a delivery!
     
  15. mitchgo61

    mitchgo61 I go where the thrills are

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    Depends where in the state you are. But if you’re in the Portland area, I cannot recommend these folks highly enough. Grea4 products, great people, excellent service.

    http://www.recreationdelivered.com/
     
  16. snamuh

    snamuh ghost

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    Can you pm any other recommendations? I am trying to find someone with high cbd strains. Willing to drive to the Portland area.

    Also do all the delivery services have you sign a paper? I've looked into some in the past.(Kind of sketches me out)

    All I want is some high cbd flower that doesn't get me baked. I would be open to legal hemp flower too if there was a place to physically buy it.
     
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  17. Whisper

    Whisper Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations Maine!
     
  18. OldNewbie

    OldNewbie Well-Known Member

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    They weren't drugged, the cookies were just that good!

    http://bangordailynews.com/2018/04/...hat-bangor-day-care-staff-said-got-them-high/

    The cookies that a dozen Bangor day care staffers believed got them high in February did not contain any illicit substances, investigators said Monday.

    About a quarter of the 44-person staff at Bangor’s Watch Me Shine day care reported feeling intoxicated Feb. 14 after they ate Valentine’s Day cookies dropped off by a parent, the center’s director said.

    Police were called in and took the cookies.

    “Those cookies were sent to the state crime lab for analysis and after thorough testing, none of the cookies tested positive for controlled substances,” Bangor police Sgt Wade Betters said in a Monday news release.

    After two staff members who had eaten at least an entire cookie reported feeling woozy, about 10 others came forward with similar but less intense symptoms, the center’s director said in February.

    Police don’t know what caused the staff to feel funny, and say there aren’t any charges pending.

    The child-care center instituted a new policy that no outside food could be brought in for children or staff.​
     
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  19. grokit

    grokit well-worn member

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    ^ Just a sugar rush after all, they probably washed 'em down with a few sodas lol :lol:
     
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  20. Andorinter

    Andorinter Active Member

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    Maybe New York is next . It looks like the analysis study Cuomo ordered might just be bs...time will tell
     
  21. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    LePage vetoes bill to launch Maine’s recreational marijuana marketplace

    Gov. Paul LePage on Friday vetoed a bill to launch Maine’s adult-use marijuana market.

    LePage, a staunch opponent of marijuana, said he doesn’t want Maine to operate two different marijuana programs – medical and adult-use – with two different tax rates and two different sets of rules, and raised concerns about the impact of marijuana impairment on traffic crashes. He also said he cannot “in good conscience” support a law that violates federal law because marijuana remains classified as a Schedule 1 drug.
     
  22. BabyFacedFinster

    BabyFacedFinster Capo di tutt'i capi

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    He is truly a master of scumbagness.
     
  23. Polarbearboy

    Polarbearboy Tokin' Away Since 1968

    LePage is a fricken right-wing piece of crap. He had no concern about opposing every law passed by Obama and constantly whining about States Rights, but now the Feds must rule.

    Meanwhile I live in NH very close to the Maine border. Two weeks ago, running low, I typed "cannabis" into Maine craigslist and got like 30 items. There was one delivery service advertised for the part of Maine near me, so I emailed through craigslist. Two days later I met up with a lovely couple halfway between both our homes, and got some great stuff for a great price. Purple Trainwreck and Blueberry Haze, both tastily delicious. Like so many of the smaller-time folks advertising herb, he had a medical mj script and so grew six plants and got way more than he needed, so "gifted" the surplus.
     
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  24. mitchgo61

    mitchgo61 I go where the thrills are

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    Really, it’s just as well. The bill he vetoed sucked.....cut number of plants in half, merged the medical program with rec, did away with social clubs, put off licenses till a year from now. The good news is the old law is still in place, which means delivery services can still operate.

    Frankly if they never pass retail regs it’ll be fine for us. Outstanding med program that anyone can qualify for, amazing products dropped off at your door for great, tax-free prices....I prefer delivery to storefronts anyway. Between rec delivery and my caregiver who delivers, I never have to leave the house. What LePage did was (in contrast to what he thought he was doing) a huge favor to cannibis users here.
     
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  25. snamuh

    snamuh ghost

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    As a non Maine resident... I wish there were more rec delivery services. All the rec services I've found are mainly thc strains and they don't have lab tests
    Luckily for me hemp is having boom and stores in all states are starting to carry hemp flower.

    Honestly if Mitchs hemp bill gets passed and hemp gets legalized Nationwide (growing) I think it might damper legalization nation wide for rec use.

    While I don't care if any drugs got legalized... In terms of drawing a line and compromising I think. Ation wide rec cannabis could be legalized federally with Max thc at 5% thc... As a base... States could legal it all if the want... But I feel.like hemp strains getting popularized society as a whole will understand you don't need to get blazed off a hit. And high thc should federally be for medical patients and states to decide. (And not bs med bills where you have to be half dead to qualitfy. Ifanyone gave a fuck they would legalize based off THC:CBD content but it's all money based)

    Sorry typing on a shitty phone.

    It's whatever I guess. If society wasn't hippocritical they would make hard alcohol illegal... As long as hard alcohol is legal, all drugs should be legal. I mean alcohol literally makes you ignorant.
     
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