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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.

Educate

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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.

Latest News

  • The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Sends Comments to USDA on Interim Final Hemp Rule

    The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Sends Comments to USDA on Interim Final Hemp Rule

    December 4, 2019For more information contact: Jim Britt at (207) 287-3156 AUGUSTA, Maine - The Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry has issued its comments to the USDA on the Interim Final Hemp Rule, expressing concerns with proposed requirements that have the potential to adversely affect the growth of the hemp industry in Maine. The comments come after a thorough analysis by...
  • Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry

    Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry

    October 24, 2019Hello, thank you for receiving and sharing this update with your industry peers. Below is a brief summary of updated hemp and CBD guidelines, followed by full text of the Guidelines for Enforcement.BackgroundThe July 2019 Maine Agency Guidelines focused on hemp regulation pursuant LD 630 (PL 2019 c.12). This law made it legal in Maine for food, food additives, and food products...
  • Maine Cannabis Regulators Complete Final Adoption of Adult Use Rules

    Maine Cannabis Regulators Complete Final Adoption of Adult Use Rules

    Action by state’s Office of Marijuana Policy establishes timeline for accepting adult use applications and begins staggered rollout of regulated adult use industry. AUGUSTA – The Office of Marijuana Policy, a part of the Maine Department of Administrative and Financial Services, today announced it has completed final adoption of major substantive rules related to Maine’s adult use marijuana...

Upcoming Events

  • MMCM Network Meetings

    MMCM Network Meetings

    December 2019  Network  Meetings

    In Yankee Swap each participant brings a wrapped, unmarked gift and places it in a designated area. Guests are given numbers as they arrive.

    Each person gets a crack at picking a gift according to his or her number. The person who picks the first gift opens it to show it to the rest of the company. Then the number two participant picks a gift and chooses to either unwrap it or swap it for an unwrapped gift. Gifts can be cannabis related, participants must have a state registered patient card.

     

    Westbrook – Dec 18th, 2019 12:00 noon – 1:30pm
    American Legion, 300 Conant St, Westbrook, ME

     

    MidCoast Rockport – Dec 19th, 2019 6:00 – 8:00pm 
    Off Shore Restaurant, 770 Commercial Street, Rockport, ME 44856

    If you would like to see a particular topic/subject addressed at

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  • Join us at Other Events

    Join us at Other Events

     

    Jan 15th, 2020 - Hall Of Flags 8:00am - 12:00pm
    210 State St, Augusta, ME
    MMCM will be tabling

     

    Jan 26th, 2020 - Great Northern Swap Meet 9:00am - 4:00pm
    Augusta Civic Center
    76 Community Drive, Augusta, Me

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.