Lucas Sirois, 41, of Farmington, is accused of operating an illegal marijuana operation that sold $13 million in cannabis grown in western Maine.
Many Hancock County towns have not yet approved recreational sales, slowing plans to open local shops.
Those who have seen the bill draft say it would regulate cannabis more like alcohol.
“The allegations — note ‘allegations’ — against Luke and his partners were filed by the federal government on what I think is really a state issue,” Sandy Mcalpine writes.
Lucas Sirois, 41, of Farmington is facing multiple charges connected to the alleged illegal distribution ring.
James McLamb is accused of tipping off two former Franklin County sheriff’s deputies that they were under investigation for their role in the marijuana operation and then destroying evidence.
A federal court has ruled that Maine cannot bar out-of-state companies from operating medical marijuana dispensaries.
The newest recreational cannabis shop in Presque Isle will have a mother’s touch.
Richard J. Corbett Jr., 62, is accused of trafficking at least 20 pounds of marijuana and growing 500 or more plants.
The Connecticut Senate on Thursday gave final legislative approval to a bill that allows for the cultivation and sale of marijuana in the state.
It’s leading to scary outcomes in some cases, and one member of the Legislature’s marijuana advisory committee said they should prompt more safeguards.
The law legalizes the sale and possession of up to 1 ounce (28 grams) of cannabis for adults, ages 21 and older.
It was an ignoble end for the once rising Democratic star who was elected at age 23 as Fall River’s mayor.
“The word marijuana is a word invented by the United States government to generate a stigma around cannabis.”
Residents of Lebanon are going to vote whether to recall several town leaders in a flap that grew out of the select board chairman’s decision to take a farmer’s pot plants.
Maine will hold a hearing in the coming days about a plan to align the state’s medical marijuana program with state laws.
The Glenburn Planning Board has unanimously approved a permit for the creation of a medical marijuana cultivation facility in the town, one month after several residents called for the board to deny the request.
The state’s adult-use retailers sold $10.2 million worth of marijuana products last month as sales continue to grow since last fall when the first stores opened, according to the Maine Office of Marijuana Policy.
If the initiative does get on the ballot and passes, the business could potentially open Hancock County’s second retail marijuana shop.
Orono residents voted this week to allow marijuana businesses to operate in town.