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If you are interested in getting involved in MOFGA's Public Policy Committee work, please contact Heather Spalding, MOFGA's Deputy Director, by email at heathers@mofga.org or by phone at 207-568-4142.


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 Maine Policy Development Minimize

MOFGA is monitoring bills and related public hearings at the Legislature, and is following discussions and rulemaking developments at the Board of Pesticides Control. We will post position statements and action alerts accordingly. See table below.

What you can do about bills in the Legislature:

Attend a public hearing and testify as an individual.

If your senator or representative serves on the committee hearing the bill, contact her or him directly.

Contact each committee member directly.

If the bill goes to the floor of the House or Senate for a vote, contact your legislators.

To find contact information for your legislators, and to track a particular bill, go to www.maine.gov/legis/  Type in the bill LD# in the upper right of the screen. Click on "committee info" to find out the bill’s status.

Questions or comments, please contact Jo Ann Myers, MOFGA Public Policy Chair at yupik@midcoast.com.


 


    

 Current Maine Legislation & Rulemaking of Interest

 
 
 LDs 5, 1058, 1059 - Medical Marijuana 
 
 LDs 162 & 309 - Takings 
 
 LDs 207 & 938 - Commercial Fertilizer 
 
 LD 312 - On-Farm Sale of Dairy Products 
 
 LDs 633, 808, 854 - Medicaid Expansion 
 
 LD 783 - Right to Food 
 
 LD 826 - Rural High Speed Internet 
 
 LD 948 - Toxics in Kids' Products 
 
 LD 991 - GMO Labeling 
 
 LD 1041 - Farmland Restoration 
 
 LD 1073 - Farm Solar Energy 
 
 LD 1098 - Pesticides and Kids 
 
 LD 1099 - Pesticide Container Fee 
 
 LD 1105 - Pollinator Protection 
 
 LD 1168 - Eminent Domain - E/W Highway 
 
 LD 1198 - Trustees U Maine 
   

LD 5 - An Act To Remove the Limit on the Number of Patients a Primary Caregiver May Provide for under the Medical Marijuana Laws

Summary: This bill repeals the provision in the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Act that limits to 5 the number of qualifying patients a primary caregiver may assist.

Details.

MOFGA supports this bill.

MOFGA Testimony.


LD 1058 - An Act Regarding Medical Marijuana Registered Testing Laboratories

Summary: This bill establishes in the medical use of marijuana laws the registration of testing laboratories that perform testing on marijuana samples for the cannabinoid profile and for possible contaminants. Registered testing laboratories must be located in the State, and the laboratories and their principal officers, board members, agents and employees are given the same immunity from prosecution, search, seizure and penalty currently granted to registered dispensaries. The Department of Health and Human Services is required to establish an application form and fees for registered testing laboratories by December 15, 2015.

Details.

MOFGA supports this bill.

MOFGA Testimony.


LD 1059 - An Act Relating to Marijuana Testing Facilities

Summary: This bill allows for the operation of marijuana testing facilities. These facilities may possess marijuana regulated under the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Act. Dispensaries and registered primary caregivers may own and operate marijuana testing facilities for research and development purposes. If a label for medical marijuana refers to potency or cannabinoid profile, the label must be verified by a marijuana testing facility.

Details.

MOFGA supports this bill.

MOFGA Testimony.


    

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