Proposal For On-Site Cannabis Use Gets Pushback From Some Maine Agencies

The battle is set between lawmakers and Maine’s Attorney General

An effort to allow cannabis to be consumed at the same place it’s sold is running into opposition from Maine’s Attorney General and highway safety bureau.

State lawmakers have wrestled with allowing on-site consumption of cannabis ever since Maine voters legalized adult use of the drug in 2016.

That citizen initiated law allowed for so-called social clubs where cannabis could be consumed, but the provision was struck from the law when the legislature finally implemented it several years later.

A proposal by Democratic Rep. Lynne Williams, of Bar Harbor, and sponsored by several Republicans and Democrats, reintroduces the concept and would allow for cannabis consumption in an area separate from a cannabis retail store.

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