Alert: Maine Office of Cannabis Policy

OCP’s mission is to ensure the health and safety of all Mainers by effectively and responsibly licensing and regulating cannabis establishments.

In Case You Missed It

Pesticides Testing (Adult Use)
As of January 12, 2023, all cannabis flower, trim, and concentrate must pass mandatory testing for pesticides before it is manufactured into a cannabis product or transferred to a cannabis store for sale to consumers. Read more.

Metrc User Workgroup (Adult Use)
OCP’s Metrc User Workgroup, which met four times from August-November 2022, submitted its final report to the Joint Standing Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs (VLA). Read more.

Past Due Metrc Payments (Adult Use)
Maine Adult Use Cannabis Program licensees are reminded to keep up to date with their Metrc payments. Any accounts whose payments are more than 90 days past due will be locked out until their payment is brought current to less than 90 days. Read more.

Lessons from Licensing

The Licensing Team reminds everyone that all payments to OCP need to be paid by cashier’s check or money order made payable to “Treasurer, State of Maine”. OCP is unable to accept personal checks or cash. Please be sure to include your name and license number on your payment so that it can be matched to the correct account, and remember, all fees are non-refundable.

Compliance Corner

Caregivers and dispensaries may sell or gift cannabis to individuals with valid patient certification. However, selling or gifting medical cannabis to non-patients is not authorized. There appears to be a misunderstanding of the rules as we have recently seen an increased number of medical program participants gifting to non-patients. Again, this is not authorized.

Legislative Updates

The First Regular Session of the 131st Maine Legislature is underway. You can access important information about bills, public hearings, and more throughout the session on the Maine Legislature website.

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