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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.

Kick-Off Event and Hiring Fair to be held August 29 at Augusta Armory

August 16, 2017
Labor
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 16, 2017
Media Contacts: Julie Rabinowitz, Maine Department of Labor, 207-621-5009
The Campaign’s goal is for 100+ employers to hire 100+ veterans during 100 days.

AUGUSTA— The 2017 Maine Hire-A-Vet Campaign kicks-off at 8:30 a.m. on August 29 at the Augusta Armory, 179 Western Avenue, in a statewide effort to commit at least 100 employers to hire at ...

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Mainers won’t be selling recreational pot by February deadline

Mainers won’t be selling recreational pot by February deadline

The legislative wheels are turning, but too slowly to move marijuana out of the black market this winter.

Article by Penelope Overton, Portland Press Herald. Read the full article here: http://www.pressherald.com/2017/08/16/mainers-wont-be-selling-pot-by-deadline/

Maine won’t make its February deadline for beginning the sale of recreational marijuana and won’t be ready to do so until next summer, at ...

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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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MMCM Network Meetings

Networking Meetings in August 2017

 

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

16 Wharf St #1, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538

 

Networking Meetings in September 2017

 

Bangor - Sept 7th, 2017, 6:00-8:00pm
Chopsticks Restaurant 167 Center Street Bangor, ME

Augusta - Sept 13th, 2017 6:00-8:00pm
Amazing Garden Chinese Restaurant 57 Western Ave, Augusta, ME

W...

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Join us at Other September Events

Sept 9th, 2017 - Cancer Survivor’s Day, Maine General Health (1:00pm – 5:00pm)
Harold Alfond Center, 361 Old Belgrade Road, Augusta
(MMCM tabling)

Sept 9th, 2017 – “Veterans Event” Canna Care Docs Office (10:00am – 4:00pm)
Free Certificates, “First come, First serve”
5 Wellspring Road, Biddeford ME

Sept 15th, 2017 “ Trimming Machines Demo” Green Harvest Solutions
Trimming Machines, Rentals & Sales Try b...

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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.