Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Maine Adult Use Rulemaking Update

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Maine Adult Use Rulemaking Update

The Office of Marijuana Policy (OMP) completed emergency rulemaking related to the licensure of adult use marijuana testing facilities. Completion of this important work establishes the administrative regulations by which these facilities will be governed and licensed by OMP. 

The rules were emergency adopted and are effective until February 20, 2020. OMP intends to complete routine technical rulemaking that will make these rules permanent. A public hearing is scheduled for December 23, 2019 at 9 a.m.at Deering Building, 90 Blossom Lane, Room 101, Augusta.

The administrative rules establish the regulatory framework governing the licensing, compliance, enforcement and oversight of the forthcoming adult use marijuana industry in Maine and took effect in early December. OMP will now shift its attention to the application and licensing processes required of prospective adult use licensees. 

"The goal of OMP has been to put forth the best rules and regulations possible, and our work benefited significantly from the valuable input provided by stakeholders through this process,” said OMP Director Erik Gundersen.

Governor Janet Mills initiated the OMP shortly after taking office, following two years of stopping progress by Governor LePage because of his opposition to the passage of the adult use referendum. 

 

License applications are now live on the OMP website (https://www.maine.gov/dafs/omp/adult-use/applications-forms).