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Medical Marijuana Caregivers Maine has been in the State House every session since 2011 working to improve the state’s medical marijuana laws.

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Teaching classes and providing informational sessions. Medical Marijuana Caregivers program Series 101, Intro to Caregiving, Maine Medical Marijuana Laws, best practices and, more for patients, caregivers and anyone who wants to be educated.

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MMCM provides support and resources to patients and caregivers across Maine with Municipality issues, legal cases and correspondence with DHHS and other related agencies.

Feds Can’t Interfere: Appropriations Committee Approves Amendment Again, Adds Two More States

Feds Can’t Interfere: Appropriations Committee Approves Amendment Again, Adds Two More States

July 27, 2017 by David Hodes 1 Comment
In a move closely watched by the cannabis industry, an amendment by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), vice chairman of the Appropriations Committee, was approved Thursday, giving another year of protection from federal interference to medical marijuana businesses in states where it has been legalized.
The amendment, the Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment (see link here) am...

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In Memory Of R Cullen Stuart

In Memory Of R Cullen Stuart

We are sad to announce the tragic passing of our dear friend and long time Advisory Board member Cullen Stuart. He was a long time activist and supporter of the cannabis movement. As an elder in the community he helped educate not only our legislature and community at large, he helped educate the new generation of hemp farmers. Our support and prayers go to his family. He will be fondly remembered...

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MMCM Network Meetings

Networking Meetings in August 2017

 

Augusta – August 9, 2017 6:00-8:00pm Amazing Garden Chinese Restaurant 57 Western Ave, Augusta, ME

CANCELLED    Westbrook – August 16, 2017 11:30am – 1:30 pm American Legion, 300 Conant St, Westbrook, ME  CANCELLED

Boothbay - August 23, 2017 6:30pm-8:30pm   Mine Oyster Raw Bar & Gathering Place

16 Wharf St #1, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538

 

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DEA Rejects Attempt To Loosen Federal Restrictions On Marijuana

Read the article HERE: by Carrie Johnson - National Public Radio

The Obama administration has denied a bid by two Democratic governors to reconsider how it treats marijuana under federal drug control laws, keeping the drug for now, at least, in the most restrictive category for U.S. law enforcement purposes.

Drug Enforcement Administration chief Chuck Rosenberg says the decision is rooted in science. Rosenberg gave "enormous weight" to conclusions by the Food and Drug Administration that marijuana has "no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States," and by some measures, it remains highly vulnerable to abuse as the most commonly used illicit drug across the nation.

"This decision isn't based on danger. This decision is based on whether marijuana, as determined by the FDA, is a safe and effective medicine," he said, "and it's not."
Hundreds of advocates for marijuana legalization rally and smoke pot outside the White House in Washington, D.C. on April 02, 2016.

Marijuana is considered a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act, alongside heroin and LSD, while other, highly addictive substances including oxycodone and methamphetamine are regulated differently under Schedule II of the law. But marijuana's designation has nothing to do with danger, Rosenberg said.