Alert : Latest Updates Including – Adult Use Rulemaking Public Hearing & Cannabis Conversations Panel Series

Adult Use Rulemaking Public Hearing

The Office of Cannabis Policy (OCP) is engaging in major substantive and routine technical rulemaking to implement public laws passed by the First Regular and Special Sessions of the 131st Legislature. Public participation is a critical component of this process. As such, OCP is accepting written public comments until September 17, 2023. OCP is also holding an in-person public hearing as another opportunity to solicit public comments and address questions about the rules.

Public Hearing
Wednesday, September 6 at 10:00 a.m.
19 Union Street, Room 325
Augusta, Maine

Access the proposed rules and public comment forms

Cannabis Conversations Panel Series

OCP’s new “Cannabis Conversations” panel series aims to engage with program participants and stakeholders on industry-specific topics. Join us for our next event on September 19!
Cannabis Conversation on Testing & Contaminants
Tuesday, September 19, 2023 | 11:00 a.m. via ZoomJoin OCP for a Cannabis Conversation on Testing & Contaminants to learn about the important role testing plays in ensuring regulated cannabis is free from harmful contaminants and how such contaminants can affect the health of patients and consumers. Panelists include:

  • Steph Sherer, Founder and President, Americans for Safe Access
  • Patty Locuratolo Hymanson, MD, Neurologist, Maine State Representative 2015-2022
Learn more and register here

Community Listening Sessions with OCP

OCP Director John Hudak and staff are conducting a statewide listening tour in 2023. Events have been held in Washington and Androscoggin counties so far with the next events set to take place in Cumberland and Somerset counties. Join us to ask questions, share feedback, and learn more about Maine’s regulated cannabis programs!

Cumberland County Listening Session
Wednesday, September 27, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. in Portland

Somerset County Listening Session
Wednesday, October 18, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. in Skowhegan

OCP’s listening tour is a significant step in the process of becoming more engaged, transparent, and accessible to all of our stakeholders. This includes medical and adult use cannabis program participants, municipalities, and members of the public.

Learn more about OCP’s statewide listening tour

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