On November 8, 2016, Maine voters approved a ballot question legalizing possession and use of marijuana by persons 21 and older, and allowing commercial cultivation and sale of marijuana, subject to state and local regulation. Almost two years later, however, Maine still has no legal market for adult use marijuana. As summer 2018, however, Maine’s adult use retail marijuana market is one step closer to becoming a reality. The voter-approved law, the Marijuana Legalization Act, took effect January 30, 2017, but the Legislature imposed a moratorium on the parts of the law regarding retail sales of marijuana until February 1, 2018. The purpose of the moratorium was to give the Legislature time to develop a licensing system for retail marijuana growers and sellers. In November 2017, however, Governor Paul LePage vetoed a measure that would have established that system. On May 2, 2018, however, the Legislature overrode another veto from Governor LePage to pass “An Act to Implement a Regulatory Structure for Adult Use Marijuana. The new statute makes several changes to adult use of marijuana in Maine. Among other…Read More
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Rudman • Winchell's Practice Groups
Individual • Family
Rudman Winchell attorneys provide expert guidance and on matters involving all aspects of Maine individual and family law including Divorce, Probate, Elder Law, Wills and Estate Planning.
Business • Corporate
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Litigation • Trials
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Insurance • Workers Compensation
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Real Estate • Property
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Employment • Labor Law
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Timberlands • Natural Resources
Rudman Winchell is located in the heart of Maine's industrial timberlands, and is a trusted partner of the timber industry and other natural resource based enterprises.
Healthcare • Hospitals
Rudman Winchell provides a comprehensive array of legal services to clients in the health care industry, throughout the state of Maine.