Portland, Maine – After long pause periods, Marijuana buyers in Maine will presumably have the option to purchase these items in retail stores by March 2020.
Voters approved the legalisation of marijuana for adults in November 2016, and the path to realising it has been extended and full of ups and downs.
But a fundamental law passed by the Legislature has already come into effect, and that means the Maine Marijuana Policy Office is in a position to finish final approval of the regulations, said David Heidrich, spokesman for the office.
The initiative approved by lawmakers made minor changes to the Maine Marijuana Legalization Act that were necessary for the marijuana office to support the regulations, which are expected to do so within two months. That means that you will probably be able to accept applications from retail sellers by the end of 2019, Heidrich said.
The state will need time to process applications, and retailers will also have to be approved by local governments, but the state expects that by March 15, there will already be revenue from this concept, Heidrich said. How quickly applications are approved will depend on how complete they are, he said.
“ We will not know until we receive applications. We may have requested from someone who has everything ready and has a municipality ready to give it local authorisation, ”said Heidrich.
The road to the sanction of marijuana in Maine has been filled with high and low points, including a battle over the hiring of the leading guide, and also gradually moved by Governor Paul LePage’s resistance to legitimisation. In any case, the result has been a procedure that will eventually ensure overall well-being and safety, said Scott Gagnon, who led a crusade against legitimation and since then assumed an urgent job in a state commission on weed.