Maine Officials Walk Back Guidance Limiting the Sale of Medical Cannabis Prerolls, Liquid Concentrates
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Maine Officials Walk Back Guidance Limiting the Sale of Medical Cannabis Prerolls, Liquid Concentrates

Attorney General Aaron Fry said this week that he will not prosecute registered caregivers for selling the products, despite recent guidance that says otherwise.

November 18, 2022

The Maine Office of Cannabis Policy (OCP) released guidance last month limiting the sale of medical cannabis prerolls and liquid concentrates, but Attorney General Aaron Fry said this week that he will not enforce the rules.

Regulators clarified in October that medical cannabis caregivers without a storefront cannot sell prerolls or liquid concentrates, while dispensaries must treat them like tobacco products that can be sold to adults 21 and older.

Former OCP Director Erik Gundersen issued the guidance before leaving his role to launch a cannabis consulting firm. Previously, prerolls and liquid concentrates could be sold to registered medical cannabis patients 18 and older with no such restrictions.

Fry announced Nov. 16 that the existing law is ambiguous, according to the Associated Press, and he said he will not prosecute registered caregivers for selling the products.

Instead, Fry urged the Maine Legislature to provide clarity on the policy when lawmakers reconvene for the 2023 legislative session, AP reported.