AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine is contemplating a invoice that may permit leisure marijuana shops to ship to residents throughout the state even when a city prohibits leisure marijuana shops.
Throughout a listening to Wednesday, a legislative committee heard from the invoice’s supporters and sponsor, Democratic Rep. Joe Perry, The Portland Press Herald reported.
Perry stated that since a majority of Maine cities haven’t opted into the state’s leisure program, the invoice would make marijuana accessible, which might maintain folks from shopping for from the unlawful market.
Different supporters reminiscent of Alex McMahan, the CEO of a Lewiston-based marijuana firm, argued that the supply program would improve accessibility to aged and disabled Mainers who shouldn’t have medical playing cards.
However critics like Kate Dufour, legislative advocate for the Maine Municipal Affiliation, stated that if the invoice handed it will be the “first step in eroding the native management granted to municipal officers.”
Maine legalized leisure marijuana in 2016, however in 2018 lawmakers banned promoting leisure marijuana by way of on-line gross sales platforms or supply providers. State legal guidelines don’t prohibit medical marijuana firms from delivering their merchandise.
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