Cannabis Information by State: Maine

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Licensing

Like most states, Maine requires a state license to engage in commercial cannabis activity. The Maine Office of Marijuana Policy, also known as the OMP, regulates the Maine medical and adult-use marijuana program.

Categories of licenses include:

  • Cultivation Facility
  • Products Manufacturing Facility
  • Retail Marijuana Establishment
  • Marijuana Testing Facility

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Regulations and Compliance

The OMP requires all licensees to use Metrc’s seed to sale tracking system to ensure that medical and adult-use cannabis/cannabis products are safely tracked and monitored prior to sale.

Companies who engage in commercial cannabis activity must use Metrc, the state-designated cannabis tracking system, to track, record, and report inventory. 

Because remaining compliant includes tracking and reporting everything down to the gram, automation is essential for saving time and cutting costs. Implementing an ERP system designed for the regulations and supply chain of the cannabis industry will help your business survive and thrive.

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Packaging and Labeling

Labels of medical marijuana must be:

  • Labeled with a signifier that the package contains marijuana
  • Devoid of any manner that is designed to appeal to someone under the age of 21
  • Free of any depictions of a human, animal, or fruit
  • Labeled with information about contaminants and cannabinoid potency 

Packaging of medical and adult-use marijuana must be:

  • Child-resistant
  • Tamper-evident
  • Opaque

Labels of adult-use marijuana must include:

  • The license number of the facility and store where the product was cultivated, manufactured, or sold
  • An identity statement, a universal symbol, and warning labels,
  • The batch number and net weight
  • The potency and amount per serving of TCH, CBD, and other cannabinoids or chemicals
  • Instructions for use
  • The amount of concentrate per serving and per package of the product
  • A list of ingredients and allergen information
  • An expiration date
  • A nutritional fact panel (for edibles)
  • Devoid of any manner that is designed to appeal to someone under the age of 21
  • Free of any depictions of a human, animal, or fruit
  • Labeled with information about contaminants and cannabinoid potency

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Business and Advertising

Signs, advertising, and marketing may not:

  • Be false or misleading
  • Involve campaigns that are likely to reach or are designed to appeal to people under 21 years of age
  • Be within 1,000 feet of a school
  • Violate any other requirements or restrictions defined by the department or local ordinances

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*Disclaimer: Cannabis laws vary by state and are subject to frequent changes. This article is intended to provide general information and is not a substitute for legal counsel or binding business advice. Please consider consulting a Maine lawyer for more information. 

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