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Maine Lawmakers Overturn Governor’s Veto on Medical Marijuana Expansion

By | July 10th, 2018|Maine, News, Paul LePage|

Lawmakers in Maine voted on Monday to overturn Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of a bill expanding the state’s medical marijuana program.  The state House of Representatives voted 119-23 to override the governor’s veto of the bill, known as L.D. 1539. The vote in the Maine Senate was 25-8. Both houses voted on the question “Shall this [...]

Maine Supreme Court: Workers’ Compensation Does Not Cover Medical Marijuana

By | June 19th, 2018|Maine, News|

Maine’s Supreme Court handed down a ruling today that the state’s workers’ compensation system does not cover the use of marijuana for medical purposes. The ruling is yet another instance where federal prohibition is creating problems for states with legal cannabis programs. Tuesday’s ruling stems from a workers’ compensation case involving an employee with the [...]

Maine Lawmakers Override Governor To Start Adult-Use Marijuana Sales

By | May 2nd, 2018|Maine, News, Paul LePage, regulations|

State legislators in Maine have just done something remarkable. Today, in a striking display of political will, lawmakers in both chambers of the legislature voted to override Governor LePage’s veto of a bill legalizing adult-use cannabis sales. Republican Gov. Paul LePage had long-vowed to block any recreational bill that crossed his desk. But after only [...]

Maine’s Governor LePage Vows To Veto Bill Regulating Cannabis Sales

By | April 17th, 2018|featured, Maine, News, Paul LePage, Regulation|

Maine’s Governor LePage vows to veto bill regulating cannabis sales in the state, it was revealed this week. But that might not be enough to stop the measure. The Maine House of Representatives passed the bill last week by a vote of 112-34. That margin is enough to override a LePage veto. The Senate is [...]

There Were Over 400 Fatal Overdoses in Maine in 2017

By | February 22nd, 2018|drug overdose, Fentanyl, health, Maine, News, opioid crisis|

The post There Were Over 400 Fatal Overdoses in Maine in 2017 appeared first on High Times. In the midst of our country’s opioid epidemic, there were over 400 fatal overdoses in Maine in 2017. Though cocaine and amphetamine usage also increased last year, 85% of these deaths involved opioids. This marks an 11% increase [...]

Is The Governor of Maine Lightening Up His Anti-Weed Stance?

By | February 1st, 2018|Maine, News, Paul LePage|

The post Is The Governor of Maine Lightening Up His Anti-Weed Stance? appeared first on High Times. Is the governor of Maine lightening up his anti-weed stance? Republican Governor Paul LePage has just agreed to delay the implementation of tough new regulations for the state’s medical marijuana community. The proposed rules were scheduled to take [...]

Are Cannabis Products Covered By Health Insurance?

By | January 25th, 2018|health, health insurance, Maine, Medical Marijuana, New Jersey, New Mexico, new york|

The post Are Cannabis Products Covered By Health Insurance? appeared first on High Times. Good news! Today, over half of the US— that’s 29 US states and 3 territories— have legalized medical cannabis for their residents. The bad news? Medical marijuana patients must still cough up the cash to cover their own medication. That’s right. [...]

Maine Lawmaker Wants Kids To Have More Access To Medical Marijuana

By | January 9th, 2018|children, Maine, News|

The post Maine Lawmaker Wants Kids To Have More Access To Medical Marijuana appeared first on High Times. Despite medical marijuana’s increasing prevalence in today’s society, prescribing it, or, recommending it to children, remains a somewhat controversial subject. While some states like Texas has made the plant available for children with epilepsy, there are plenty [...]

Why The Pot Veto In Maine Causes More Problems Than It Solves

By | November 8th, 2017|Laws, legalization, Maine, News, Paul LePage, Politics, Regulation|

The post Why The Pot Veto In Maine Causes More Problems Than It Solves appeared first on High Times. At the last possible moment on Friday, November 3, Maine’s Governor Paul LePage vetoed the state’s adult use cannabis bill. Lawmakers had been working on the bill—which would have taxed and regulated the recreational cannabis market [...]

Maine Governor Vetoes Bill To Regulate Sale Of Marijuana

By | November 3rd, 2017|legalization, Maine, News, Paul LePage|

The post Maine Governor Vetoes Bill To Regulate Sale Of Marijuana appeared first on High Times. On the last possible day to take any official action, the Maine governor vetoes the bill to regulate sale of marijuana in the state. We’ll explain what this means, because, let’s be honest, it might be confusing. Here’s what [...]