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Legislate

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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.

Advocate

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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.

MMCM office Closed and Network meeting tonight is CANCELLED

Winthrop MMCM Office closed and Network Yankee Swap Meeting tonight in Winthrop
has been CANCELLED due to Snow Storm

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Agricultural Grants - Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry Seeks Proposals for FY18 Agricultural Development Grants

The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Division of Agricultural Resource Development, is seeking proposals for the FY2018 Agricultural Development Grant Program. In accordance with State procurement practices, the Department is hereby announcing the publication of a Request for Proposals (RFP# 201711189) for proposals from qualified applicants.
The 119th Legislature authori...

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Seven 2017 Cannabis Legalization Bills in Play and What That Means for the Industry

November 29, 2017 by David Hodes

There is now a wide assortment of bills in Congress related to cannabis (and hemp) legalization and use. And while me these bills have not seen movement in 2017, the sheer number of them introduced in 2017 are creating a perfect story attention from Congress and more active committee discussion in 2018.

Here are a seven of the most active or long-ranging bills that c...

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MMCM Network Meetings

Networking Meetings December 2017

During the month of December we do what they call the “Christmas Yankee Swap” . These are fun meetings..everyone brings a gift, everyone has a number, the first person chooses any gift on the table, the next person..#2 chooses a gift and must decide to keep, or swap for the first person’s gift...so on and so on! Gifts being brought should be wrapped. If Gifts are can...

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Join us at Other Events

January 9-11, 2018 - Maine Agricultural Trades Show

Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry Board of Pesticides Control

Need credits? There are some great meeting options coming up!

The  77th annual Maine Agricultural Trades Show will be held at the Augusta Civic Center from January 9-11, 2018.  The show provides multiple opportunities to earn credits and a...

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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.