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Nov. 3, 2009 – Maine’s Medical Marijuana Law Amended to Provide for Dispensaries

“Maine has allowed prescribing, and limited possession, of medical marijuana since 1999 but the law lacked any distribution mechanism and questions arose of noncompliance with federal law and of how patients could legally obtain the prescribed marijuana… On November 3, 2009 Maine voters approved Question 5, which enacted the citizen-initiated bill, ‘An act to establish the Maine Medical Marijuana Act’…

Maine is the fifth state to provide for dispensaries of medical grade marijuana for persons with debilitating and chronic medical conditions. These not-for-profit dispensaries will be licensed and regulated by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.”