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Quotes you should note.

May 6, 2019

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“There has been significant public interest in the adult-use rules being developed in Maine, which is why we invite the public to review these rules and offer their feedback.”

^ Following a Freedom of Access request by the Portland Press Herald, Erik Gundersen, director of Maine’s Office of Marijuana Policy, released draft rules for the state’s adult-use program. Licensing could open as soon as this year, Gundersen said, if draft rules are passed by lawmakers before the summer break. Source: Portland Press Herald

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“There is no doubt in my mind that what is coming out of the Financial Services Committee will be given an opportunity to proceed to the floor in regular order.”

^ During a conference call with reporters on April 19, Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) shared his thoughts on the prospects of the SAFE Banking Act of 2019, which would protect financial institutions from federal prosecution for doing business with state-legal cannabis businesses. Source: Portland Business Journal

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“We’ve been following the marketplace and have observed that property transactions seem to be at a higher value with the medical marijuana industry.”

^ Scott Yost, village manager for the Village of Kalkaska in Michigan, shared his thoughts on village leaders unanimously voting to sell nearly 10 acres of its taxpayer-owned land to groups launching medical marijuana facilities, in a report by the Traverse City Record-Eagle. Source: Traverse City Record-Eagle