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Maine Public

Lawmakers In Illinois Embrace Medical Marijuana As An Opioid Alternative
Maine Public
A painkiller prescription could become a ticket for medical marijuana in Illinois. Lawmakers there passed a bill making anyone with a prescription for opioids eligible for its medical cannabis program. With this move, Illinois joins a growing number of …
Medical Cannabis Patient Registry Program | IDPHIllinois Department of Public Health – Illinois.gov
The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: The Current State of Evidence and Recommendations for Research …The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Opioid Data Dashboard – Illinois Department of Public HealthIllinois Department of Public Health
LWW Journals –Illinois General Assembly
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Press Herald

Maine’s highest court rules employers can’t be forced to cover cost of medical marijuana
Press Herald
Maine’s highest court ruled Thursday that a company’s workers’ compensation fund can’t be forced to pay for medical marijuana, citing the supremacy of federal law over state law as the basis for its decision. The court, in a 5-2 vote, said the federal …
Employer not obligated to pay for medical pot: Maine high courtBusiness Insurance

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BurlingtonFreePress.com

Vermont marijuana: How new law compares to Maine, Massachusetts and other states
BurlingtonFreePress.com
Vermont is the ninth state in the nation, and the third in New England, to legalize adult marijuana use. Don’t expect Vermont to turn into Colorado overnight. Vermont’s framework will look a lot closer to what Massachusetts and Maine have had in place …

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Mainebiz

Maine Credit Union League backs bill to protect legal cannabis from feds
Mainebiz
The Maine Credit Union League is supporting a bill introduced Thursday in the U.S. Senate that would remove the threat of federal prosecution in Maine and other states that have legalized recreational and medical marijuana use. The Credit Union Times …

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Press Herald

Florida company seeks federal permit to grow research cannabis in Maine
Press Herald
A Florida company has applied for a federal permit to build a facility in Maine to grow cannabis used in government-sanctioned research. Maridose LLC is one of 27 companies with an application pending before the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to …

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Press Herald

States orders vape tent closed at medical marijuana trade show
Press Herald
The tobacco enforcement coordinator of the Maine Attorney General’s Office cited state anti-smoking and marijuana laws in its May 26 warning email to Home Grown Maine, the trade show that opened its two-day run at the Augusta Civic Center on Saturday.

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Lewiston Sun Journal

Next Maine governor to face opioid crisis
Lewiston Sun Journal
AUGUSTA — Maine’s next governor will inherit a host of challenges — including a graying population, struggling paper mills and underfunded schools — that have vexed Blaine House occupants for decades. … A former state lawmaker from Portland who …

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