On May 2, 2018, the Maine legislature overrode the governor’s veto of S.P. 639, thereby requiring certain businesses and employers to conspicuously post public awareness signs informing the public and employees about the illegality of human trafficking and how to report it. The following entities must clearly post these signs where they are visible within the business and workplace:
Failure to post this signage is a civil violation and will be penalized by a fine of $300 per violation.
The law is effective July 31, 2018.
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On May 2, 2018, Maine Legislature overrode the governor’s veto (H.P. 1199) and enacted the Maine Marijuana Legalization Act, repealing prior law. Under the act, and except as otherwise provided in the Maine Medical Marijuana Act:
The act regulates the use of marijuana by a person licensed (a licensee) to run a marijuana establishment and its premises. A licensee may allow an employee who is a qualifying patient under the medical marijuana law to privately consume marijuana and marijuana products for medical use within its licensed premises. A licensee may not:
A person may not consume adult use marijuana or adult use marijuana products within the licensed premises of a marijuana establishment, and a licensee may not allow any person to consume adult use marijuana or adult use marijuana products within its licensed premises.
The act also regulates products manufacturing facilities. A products manufacturing facility licensee and its employees may sample adult use marijuana and adult use marijuana products manufactured at the licensed premises of the products manufacturing facility for quality control, product research, and product development. However, the licensee may not otherwise allow the consumption of adult use marijuana or adult use marijuana products within the licensed premises, and the authorized sampling of adult use marijuana and adult use marijuana products may not involve the consumption of marijuana or marijuana products via smoking.
The law became effective on May 2, 2018.
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