Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Your number one up-to-the-minute resource for Maine's Marijuana Policy Reform

On January 1, it became illegal for anyone not registered with the Department of Health and Human Services as a medical Marijuana patient, caregiver, or dispensary operator to grow or possess Marijuana in the State of Maine.  

Legislators working with the Maine Marijuana Policy Iniitiative, the Maine Civil Liberties Union, Medical Marijuana Caregivers of Maine,  the Maine Tea Party/Maine Refounders, have introduced legislation that addresses this and other the key problems with the current law.

Some of the changes "An Act To Amend the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Act to Reflect the Will of the People and Protect Patient Privacy" would bring about include:

  • Making it optional for patients and caregivers to register with DHHS, while preserving the registry for those who want to have a state-issued identification card.
  • Clarifying the definition of a "closed, locked" facility to ensure that patients and caregivers are permitted to grow their medicine outdoors.
  • Allowing doctors to determine whether their patients will benefit from medical Marijuana -- without being restricted to a set of conditions approved by the state.
  • Eliminating unnecessary and invasive inspections of caregivers' homes.

In addition, MMPI, is working with our allies to introduce some exciting new legislation regarding the cultivation and possession of Marijuana that we will tell you more about soon --
"An Act to Remove Criminal Penalties for Possession of up to 5 Ounces of Marijuana" and "An Act to Decriminalize Cultivation of Small Amounts of Marijuana for Personal Use".

Watch your e-mail for details on the legislation and information about what you can do!


Are you a medical marijuana patient looking for a caregiver?

Or a caregiver looking for patients?

Or maybe you want to connect with other caregivers to share ideas and experiences?

Or do you want to know what you need to do to become a medical Marijuana patient or caregiver in Maine?

Or do you want to get involved with an organization standing up for the rights of medical Marijuana caregivers and their patients?

Medical Marijuana Caregivers of Maine
, the first trade association for medical Marijuana caregivers in the country, can help you!  We have staff available to answer your questions from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday, or else leave a message at 207-699-4217 or e-mail


Join us for an evening of delicious food and great entertainment to benefit the Medical Marijuana Caregivers of Maine at 6:00 p.m. on April 2 at the Venue Music Bar and Grille in Portland, featuring:

Buzz Universe
Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde

as well as dinner and a silent auction.

Tickets are available for $20 at

Free for kids under 12.

Tables may be sponsored for a $500 - 1000 donation, which includes hors d'oueuvres and 4 tickets to the event.   Only 25 tables will be available, so reserve yours today.

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