A lawmaker in Maine has introduced a bill to add onsite cannabis consumption facilities back into the law that voters passed to legalized cannabis. Maine’s Legislature ended up removing the language that allowed for onsite consumption facilities from the law that voters passed to legalize cannabis. During a recent hearing of the Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee several individuals from Maine agencies provided their testimony in opposition to the bill. Maine’s Attorney General, Office of Cannabis Policy, and Bureau of Highway Safety all recently weighed in with their concerns. Those in support of the bill pointed to the fact that public consumption of cannabis is not allowed. For tourists or individuals who rent their residence an onsite cannabis consumption facility could be the only way to legally consume cannabis in the state. The bill was introduced by Democratic Representative Lynne Williams.
Find the full story from Fox23 Maine on their website here: https://fox23maine.com/news/local/recreational-pot-cannabis-products-could-be-consumed-on-site-at-stores-under-maine-bill
Learn more about this story from Maine Public on their website here: https://www.mainepublic.org/politics/2023-03-13/proposal-to-allow-on-site-cannabis-use-gets-pushback-from-some-maine-agencies