The group cut through the wall of a warehouse in Gorham and ran away with $59,000 worth of marijuana products.
Rep. Joe Perry said the bill would make marijuana accessible, and keep people from buying from the illegal market.
“Change has been urgently needed for a long time,” Sen. Chuck Schumer said on Friday.
Supporters said Monday the changes will cut down on the need for interpretation in marijuana policy rulemaking.
Medical marijuana advocates have resisted more stringent regulation, and they’ve founded allies in the Legislature.
Based in an old farmhouse on Route 1 in Grand Isle, Full Bloom Cannabis is about to become the first adult use marijuana retail dispensary in Aroostook County.
Cannabis Cured in Bangor has one entrance if you’re a patient in Maine’s medical marijuana program, and another if you’re simply a recreational customer.
That will apply to recreational and medical marijuana shops.
The City Council also loosened restrictions on medical marijuana facilities within Brewer.
The city’s Planning Board on Monday night voted to recommend that the City Council overturn a moratorium on adult-use marijuana stores.
Retailers sold $5.36 million worth of adult-use marijuana products last month.
The House has approved recreational marijuana bills several times since the legalization of medical marijuana in 2013, but the Senate has opposed them.
It took several doses of naloxone to revive a patient who smoked fentanyl-laced marijuana.
With the ordinance on pause, it goes back to the drawing board.
The case came out of a 2018 raid on 20 properties in the Lewiston-Auburn area in which law enforcement seized more than 600 pounds of marijuana.
Former Franklin County Assistant District Attorney Kayla Alves, 36, of Farmington, pleaded guilty Tuesday to tampering with documents.
In Belfast, the current ordinance amendments drafted by the Belfast Planning Board only address adult use cultivation, not sales.
The state is legally required to develop campaigns that focus on public awareness, education, health and safety of marijuana.
The new location of Brothers Cannabis is planned for 80 Wilson St.
No new recreational marijuana shops will be approved in part of Orono for the foreseeable future.