Guidance Documents

The below materials are intended to provide interested parties with access to information of importance to industry stakeholders. 

Format
Industry Communications and Considerations
Revision Date
Licenses Required for Food Manufacturing and Sale
12/13/2019
Potential Environmental Permitting Triggers
12/13/2019
Manufacturers and Bottlers of Nonalcoholic Beverages (OCP & Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry)
1/15/2020
Guidance on the Use of Certain Identification Numbers (OCP and Maine Revenue Services)
2/21/2020
Considerations for AUMP and MMMP Advertising and Marketing (OCP)
2/21/2020
Memorandum on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Civil Emergency
3/24/2020
Supplemental Memorandum on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Civil Emergency
4/1/2020
MMMP Letter on Trip Tickets and Operational Adjustments
6/5/2020
Getting Started Guide: Metrc Inventory Tracking System
5/3/2022
COVID-19 Precautions and Guidance Checklist (OCP, Department of Economic and Community Development, and Department of Health and Human Services)
8/25/2020
Advertising, Marketing and Labeling Frequently Asked Questions (OCP)
8/25/2020
Certification of Scales Used in Cannabis-related Operations (OCP & Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry)
8/25/2020
Proper Disposal of Cannabis Waste (OCP and Department of Environmental Protection)
8/25/2020
Guidance on the Authorized Transfer of Cannabis Plants and Cannabis Seeds from the MMMP to AUMP
8/31/2020
Memorandum on Labeling of Adult Use Cannabis with Test Results
9/14/2020
MMMP Letter on AUMP Plant Transfers, Sale of Seedlings, Sales Tax Registration 
9/23/2020
Recent Testing-related Reconfiguration of Metrc Inventory Tracking System
10/2/2020
Memorandum on AUMP Post-launch Reminders and Clarifications
11/3/2020
Metrc Support Bulletin: Best Practices for Naming Conventions
11/10/2020
MMMP Letter on Preliminary Draft Rulemaking
1/4/2021
Memorandum on Retesting and Remediation of Cannabis Items Subject to a Failed Test
1/26/2021
Guidance on Representative Sample Size for Mandatory Testing
2/24/2021
Guidance on the Commingling of Cannabis Trim into Mixed Packages for the Purposes of Mandatory Testing and Distribution
2/25/2021
MMMP Letter on Proposed Rulemaking
3/2/2021
Guidance on the Unaffiliated Wholesale Transfer of Adult Use Cannabis
3/11/2021
Guidance on Testing Requirements for Transfers Between Cultivation Facilities
3/11/2021
MMMP Letter on Ongoing Rulemaking
5/7/2021
Guidance on the Classification of Kief in Metrc
5/18/2021
Guidance for Entering Production Batch Information into Metrc
5/18/2021
Guidance for Reporting Testing Results Using Laboratory Uncertainty
5/18/2021
Medical Use Memoranda: Enacted Cannabis-related Legislation – First Special Session of the 130th Legislature
7/13/2021
Adult Use Memoranda: Enacted Cannabis-related Legislation – First Special Session of the 130th Legislature
7/13/2021
Guidance Memorandum on Controlled Indoor Entry for Adult Use Cannabis Stores
7/29/2021
Guidance for Creating Test and Retest Sample Packages (OCP & Metrc)
9/29/2021
PDF, 83KB AUMP Letter on Proposed Rule 9/29/2021
PDF, 153KB Guidance for Packaging and Labeling of Seeds in Adult Use Cannabis Program 10/8/2021
PDF, 102KB AUMP Letter on Provisional Adoption of Rule 1/12/2022
PDF, 159KB MMMP Letter on Proposed 2022 Rulemaking 1/12/2022
PDF, 123KB Guidance on the Visual and Physical Separation of Co-located AUMP and MMMP Cannabis Cultivation 2/10/2022
PDF, 135KB Reminders on the Appropriate Use of and Opportunities Related to Metrc 2/24/2022
PDF, 103KB MMMP Letter Providing 2022 Rulemaking Update 2/28/2022
PDF, 159KB Guidance on the Use of Maine's Universal Symbol by Licensees 4/12/2022
PDF, 112KB Office of Marijuana Policy rebranding to Office of Cannabis Policy 5/2/2022
PDF, 136KB Guidance on Implementation of a Single Registry Identification Card (RIC) 5/3/2022
PDF, 104KB Caregiver Application Process Update 5/6/2022
PDF, 89KB Medical Use Memoranda: Enacted Cannabis-related Legislation – Second Special Session of the 130th Legislature 5/11/2022
PDF, 166KB Adult Use Memoranda: Enacted Cannabis-related Legislation – Second Special Session of the 130th Legislature 5/11/2022
PDF, 121KB AUMP Letter on Preliminary Draft Rulemaking 5/16/2022
PDF, 479KB MMMP Guidance on Trademarks, Marketing to Individuals under age 21 6/1/2022
PDF, 116KB AUMP Letter on Adoption of Rule 6/1/2022
PDF, 184KB AUMP Letter on Formal Rulemaking 6/21/2022
PDF, 254KB MMMP Guidance on LD 1928 (RIC cards, applications, cultivation area, digital image of certification, & more) 6/27/2022
PDF, 152KB MMMP Letter regarding scales certification opportunities with DACF 6/29/2022
PDF, 188KB AUMP Notice on Authorized Gifting of Cannabis Seedlings 6/29/2022
Format
Cannabis Testing Facility Guidance Documents
Revision Date
Sample Chain of Custody Form
2/28/2020
ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Accreditation Information Sheet
12/29/2021
Proficiency Testing/Practice Testing/Certified Reference Material Sample Providers Information Sheet
9/17/2019
Best Practice Guide for the Sample Collection of Adult Use Cannabis for Mandatory Testing
9/4/2020
PDF, 212KB Cannabis Testing Facility Frequently Asked Questions (OCP) 9/3/2020
Guidance for E.coli Testing Requirements
3/9/2021
Required Analyte Types for Mandatory Testing
7/29/2021
PDF, 110KB Reminder Regarding Mandatory Testing for Residual Solvents 9/29/2021
Format
Sample Collection of Cannabis and Cannabis Products
Revision Date
Best Practice Guide for the Sample Collection of Adult Use Cannabis for Mandatory Testing
9/4/2020
Quick Reference: Guide to Cannabis Sampling
9/4/2020
Quick Reference: Preventing Cross Contamination
9/4/2020
Quick Reference: Mandatory Testing Roadmap
9/4/2020
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Quick Reference: Remediation Request/Retest Process
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