Maine unveils draft changes to regulations

Key changes ahead for Maine’s cannabis industry

Cannabis regulators in Maine have unveiled a proposal with transformative changes aimed at expanding consumer access to adult-use cannabis. Drawing inspiration from two recently passed legislative bills, the proposed rules are comprehensive, and focused on making user-friendly revisions to the existing guidelines. Most notably, these changes would permit cultivators and manufacturers to directly deliver to tourists in hotels and businesses upon receiving written consent. There’s also a significant uptick in the potency limits of cannabis products.

The goal behind these sweeping changes is two-fold: neutralizing the illicit cannabis market and mirroring the regulations seen in the alcohol industry. Maine’s adult-use cannabis sector witnessed $21 million sales in July, even as the price of cannabis flower drops. Public discussions regarding these amendments are in the pipeline, and if all goes as planned, Maine could see these rules in action by January.

Find the full story from Portland Press Herald on their website here: https://www.pressherald.com/2023/09/04/maine-cannabis-regulators-consider-expanded-access/