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OMP UPDATE Tuesday March 24th, 2020


Office of Marijuana Policy Issues Guidance in Response to COVID-19 

In light of ongoing developments regarding the 2019 novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and the resulting coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Maine Office of Marijuana Policy (OMP) has issued new guidance to Maine Medical Marijuana Program (MMMP) registrants and prospective and conditional Adult Use Marijuana Program (AUMP) licensees.

Highlights include the following:

  • Background on State Actions Related to COVID-19
    • Caregivers and Dispensaries Classified as "Other Medical Facilities"
  • Guidance on Cleanliness and Sanitation
    • Review Standard Operating Procedures
      • Cleaning and Sterilization Improvements
      • Encouraging and Facilitating Social Distancing
    • State and Federal Guidance
    • Accommodating Immunocompromised and At-risk Patients
  • Guidance on OMP Operations
    • Limiting in-person Interaction OMP
    • MMMP Employment Applications
    • AUMP Application Processing
    • AUMP Spring Launch Date
  • Conclusion

References and Useful Resources