Lobster Baked: Maine Lobsters Getting Stoned Before Their Last Goodbye

Maine Lobsters Getting Stoned Before Their Last Goodbye           Hotboxing your lobster to ease the suffering takes off at legendary Maine lobster pound The debate on whether lobster feel pain as they are dropping in a pot of boiling water has taken off in recent years, many have claimed to hear…

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Maine Is First State To Protect Employee Cannabis Use Outside The Workplace

Maine Is First State To Protect Employee Cannabis Use Outside The Workplace A new report from the attorneys over at Littler Mendelson just revealed that Maine employers will no longer be allowed to discriminate cannabis use of employees when done during their off-hours. Employees are now shielded against getting fired…

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Maine lawmakers send marijuana sales bill to Gov. LePage. He’s vowed to veto it.

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Legislators in Maine have sent a compromise bill governing marijuana retail sales to Republican Gov. Paul LePage, who has vowed to veto it. The Senate gave final approval to the bill Tuesday. LePage recently said he’d veto it because it won’t combine medical and adult-use marijuana…

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Maine House OKs retail marijuana bill, but with fewer votes

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine House has approved for a second time a compromise bill governing marijuana retail sales, sending the measure to the Senate for final enactment. The 102-38 vote Thursday represented a veto-proof majority. But it’s a drop in support from the House’s 112-34 vote Tuesday. Related…

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Maine House passes new compromise on legal marijuana sales

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine lawmakers cast a pivotal vote Tuesday in favor of allowing retail marijuana sales, signaling strong support for enacting a law change approved by voters that has been held up by politics. The Maine House of Representatives approved a new compromise with a veto-proof majority needed to…

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Maine police department will now hire recruits who recently used marijuana

PORTLAND, Maine — Police in Portland, Maine will now consider new recruits who are non-citizens and who have recently used marijuana. The Portland Press Herald reports the city’s police department is loosening its hiring policies during a time when departments across the state are struggling to find new recruits. The…

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Marijuana committee removes social club licensing from Maine bill

Published: Feb 23, 2018, 3:51 pm • Updated: Feb 23, 2018, 4:09 pm By The Associated Press AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine’s marijuana implementation committee has voted to remove social clubs from the state’s Marijuana Legalization Act. The Portland Press Herald reports the committee voted Wednesday to strip the adult-use bill of…

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After marijuana legalization vote, Maine Gov. LePage wants to make it harder to get questions on ballots

Published: Feb 17, 2018, 12:41 pm • Updated: Feb 19, 2018, 12:49 pm By Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine lawmakers may make it tougher for citizens to get questions on ballots as Gov. Paul LePage this week renewed his call to reform a system he’s called too…

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Maine daycare workers think a parent brought them marijuana cookies

Published: Feb 14, 2018, 4:07 pm • Updated: Feb 14, 2018, 4:10 pm By The Associated Press BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine say daycare workers suspect a parent brought them cookies tainted with marijuana. Bangor Sgt. Brent Beaulieu said no children ate the cookies that were dropped off…

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