Proponents of the new bill say that the Freedom of Access Act unintentionally gives power to competitors.
Don Gellers was a Passamaquoddy tribal lawyer who was convicted of marijuana possession in 1968. He died in 2014 at the age of 78.
The lack of testing facilities could slow down retail sales.
Now that the long wait is over, the bureaucracy can begin.
Maine's Office of Marijuana Policy will begin accepting applications for recreational marijuana businesses on December 5.
Maine’s interminable journey toward legal marijuana may finally have an end date.
Cannabis sales could start as soon as early 2020.
The Democratic governor, Janet Mills, says she intends to sign the bill.
So far, Maine's plan for an adult-use marketplace hasn't won favor with medical caregivers and eager entrepreneurs.
Advocates of legalized cannabis gave powerful testimony supporting Maine's pending decriminalization bills.