Guidance Documents

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

Revision Date Industry Communications and Considerations Topic Format
12/13/19 Licenses Required for Food Manufacturing and Sale   HTML
12/13/19 Potential Environmental Permitting Triggers   HTML
1/15/20 Manufacturers and Bottlers of Nonalcoholic Beverages (OCP & Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry) DACF; Bottling PDF, 124KB
2/21/20 Guidance on the Use of Certain Identification Numbers (OCP and Maine Revenue Services) Tax ID Number PDF, 103KB
2/21/20 Considerations for AUMP and MMMP Advertising and Marketing (OCP) Marketing & Branding PDF, 127KB
3/24/20 Memorandum on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Civil Emergency Public Health PDF, 223KB | HTML
4/1/20 Supplemental Memorandum on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Civil Emergency Public Health PDF, 190KB | HTML
6/5/20 MMMP Letter on Trip Tickets and Operational Adjustments Medical Cannabis; Trip Tickets PDF, 105KB
9/7/22 Getting Started Guide: Metrc Inventory Tracking System Adult Use Cannabis; Metrc PDF, 1.47MB
8/25/20 COVID-19 Precautions and Guidance Checklist (OCP, Department of Economic and Community Development, and Department of Health and Human Services) Public Health PDF, 262KB
8/25/20 Advertising, Marketing and Labeling Frequently Asked Questions (OCP) Marketing & Branding PDF, 192KB
8/25/20 Certification of Scales Used in Cannabis-related Operations (OCP & Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry) DACF; Scales PDF, 104KB
8/25/20 Proper Disposal of Cannabis Waste (OCP and Department of Environmental Protection) Adult Use Cannabis; Disposal; DEP PDF, 128KB
8/31/20 Guidance on the Authorized Transfer of Cannabis Plants and Cannabis Seeds from the MMMP to AUMP Transfers of Seeds & Plants PDF, 187KB
9/14/20 Memorandum on Labeling of Adult Use Cannabis with Test Results Adult Use Cannabis; Testing PDF, 92KB
9/23/20 MMMP Letter on AUMP Plant Transfers, Sale of Seedlings, Sales Tax Registration Medical Cannabis; Transfers of Seeds & Plants; Tax ID Number PDF, 106KB
10/2/20 Recent Testing-related Reconfiguration of Metrc Inventory Tracking System Adult Use Cannabis; Testing PDF, 144KB
11/3/20 Memorandum on AUMP Post-launch Reminders and Clarifications Adult Use Cannabis; Metrc; Testing; Labeling PDF, 130KB
11/10/20 Metrc Support Bulletin: Best Practices for Naming Conventions Adult Use Cannabis; Metrc PDF, 494KB
1/4/21 MMMP Letter on Preliminary Draft Rulemaking Medical Cannabis; Rulemaking PDF, 127KB
1/26/21 Memorandum on Retesting and Remediation of Cannabis Items Subject to a Failed Test Adult Use Cannabis; Testing PDF, 191KB
2/24/21 Guidance on Representative Sample Size for Mandatory Testing Adult Use Cannabis; Testing; Sampling PDF, 213KB
10/7/22 Guidance on the Commingling of Cannabis Trim into Mixed Packages for the Purposes of Mandatory Testing and Distribution Adult Use Cannabis; Testing PDF, 156KB
3/2/21 MMMP Letter on Proposed Rulemaking Medical Cannabis; Rulemaking PDF, 156KB
3/11/21 Guidance on the Unaffiliated Wholesale Transfer of Adult Use Cannabis Adult Use Cannabis; Metrc PDF, 270KB
3/11/21 Guidance on Testing Requirements for Transfers Between Cultivation Facilities Adult Use Cannabis; Transfers of Seeds & Plants PDF, 132KB
5/7/21 MMMP Letter on Ongoing Rulemaking Medical Cannabis; Rulemaking PDF, 169KB
5/18/21 Guidance on the Classification of Kief in Metrc Adult Use Cannabis; Metrc; Kief PDF, 214KB
5/18/21 Guidance for Entering Production Batch Information into Metrc Adult Use Cannabis; Metrc; Batch Tracking PDF, 269KB
5/18/21 Guidance for Reporting Testing Results Using Laboratory Uncertainty Adult Use Cannabis; Testing; Variance PDF,216KB
7/13/21 Medical Use Memoranda: Enacted Cannabis-related Legislation – First Special Session of the 130th Legislature Medical Cannabis; Legislation PDF, 240KB
7/13/21 Adult Use Memoranda: Enacted Cannabis-related Legislation – First Special Session of the 130th Legislature Adult Use Cannabis; Legislation PDF, 385KB
7/29/21 Guidance Memorandum on Controlled Indoor Entry for Adult Use Cannabis Stores Adult Use Cannabis; ID Verification PDF, 226KB
9/7/22 Guidance for Creating Test and Retest Sample Packages (OCP & Metrc) Adult Use Cannabis; Testing; Metrc PDF, 4.87MB
9/29/21 AUMP Letter on Proposed Rule Adult Use Cannabis; Rulemaking PDF, 83KB
10/8/21 Guidance for Packaging and Labeling of Seeds in Adult Use Cannabis Program Adult Use Cannabis; Labeling PDF, 153KB
1/12/22 AUMP Letter on Provisional Adoption of Rule Adult Use Cannabis; Rulemaking PDF, 102KB
1/12/22 MMMP Letter on Proposed 2022 Rulemaking Medical Cannabis; Rulemaking PDF, 159KB
2/10/22 Guidance on the Visual and Physical Separation of Co-located AUMP and MMMP Cannabis Cultivation Physical location; Co-Location PDF, 123KB
2/24/22 Reminders on the Appropriate Use of and Opportunities Related to Metrc Adult Use Cannabis; Metrc PDF, 135KB
2/28/22 MMMP Letter Providing 2022 Rulemaking Update Medical Cannabis; Rulemaking PDF, 103KB
4/12/22 Guidance on the Use of Maine's Universal Symbol by Licensees Marketing & Branding; Universal Symbol PDF, 159KB
5/2/22 Office of Marijuana Policy rebranding to Office of Cannabis Policy Office of Cannabis Policy PDF, 112KB
5/3/22 Guidance on Implementation of a Single Registry Identification Card (RIC) Medical Cannabis; Registry Identification Card PDF, 136KB
5/6/22 Caregiver Application Process Update Medical Cannabis; Licensing PDF, 104KB
5/11/22 Medical Use Memoranda: Enacted Cannabis-related Legislation – Second Special Session of the 130th Legislature Medical Cannabis; Legislation PDF, 89KB
5/11/22 Adult Use Memoranda: Enacted Cannabis-related Legislation – Second Special Session of the 130th Legislature Adult Use Cannabis; Legislation PDF, 166KB
5/16/22 AUMP Letter on Preliminary Draft Rulemaking Adult Use Cannabis; Rulemaking PDF, 121KB
6/1/22 MMMP Guidance on Trademarks, Marketing to Individuals under age 21 Medical Cannabis; Marketing & Branding PDF, 479KB
6/1/22 AUMP Letter on Adoption of Rule Adult Use Cannabis; Rulemaking PDF, 116KB
6/21/22 AUMP Letter on Formal Rulemaking Adult Use Cannabis; Rulemaking PDF, 184KB
6/27/22 MMMP Guidance on LD 1928 (RIC cards, applications, cultivation area, digital image of certification, & more) Medical Cannabis; Legislation PDF, 254KB
6/29/22 MMMP Letter regarding scales certification opportunities with DACF Medical Cannabis; DACF; Scales PDF, 152KB
6/29/22 AUMP Notice on Authorized Gifting of Cannabis Seedlings Adult Use Cannabis; Gifting of Seedlings PDF, 188KB
7/7/22 60-Day Reminder of Expiration of Authorization to Transfer Seeds & Plants from Medical to Adult Use Program Transfers of Seeds & Plants PDF, 188KB
7/8/22 Guidance on the Outdoor Cultivation of Cannabis by Registered Dispensaries Medical Cannabis; Dispensaries; Cultivation PDF, 218KB
7/19/22 Call for Applications to OCP's Metrc User Workgroup Adult Use Cannabis; Metrc PDF, 261KB
2/28/20 Sample Chain of Custody Form Testing PDF, 100KB
9/17/19 Proficiency Testing/Practice Testing/Certified Reference Material Sample Providers Information Sheet Testing PDF, 128KB
9/3/20 Cannabis Testing Facility Frequently Asked Questions (OCP) Testing PDF, 212KB
3/9/21 Guidance for E.coli Testing Requirements Testing PDF, 145KB
9/29/21 Reminder Regarding Mandatory Testing for Residual Solvents Testing PDF, 110KB
7/13/22 ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Accreditation Information Sheet Testing PDF, 34KB
9/4/20 Quick Reference: Guide to Cannabis Sampling Sampling PDF, 4.75MB
9/4/20 Quick Reference: Preventing Cross Contamination Sampling; Cross-Contamination PDF, 1.96MB
8/8/22 Notification of Municipal Opt-In Reimbursement Fund Municipal Guidance PDF, 184KB
8/8/22 Guidance on allowable variance in edible cannabis products Adult Use Cannabis; Testing; Variance; Edible Cannabis Products PDF, 402KB
8/8/22 Update on Authorized Delivery Activities to Municipalities Municipal Guidance; Delivery PDF, 260KB
8/9/22 An update on the timing of implementation of Batch Tracking and Final Form Testing Adult Use Cannabis; Batch Tracking; Final Form Testing; Testing PDF, 158KB
8/10/22 Letter to Adult Use Licensees with Advice to Prepare with Municipalities Ahead of Authorized Delivery Adult Use Cannabis; Delivery; Municipal; Safe Zones PDF, 223KB
9/6/22 Letter to Adult Use Licensees on Adoption of Rulemaking Effective September 8, 2022 Adult Use Cannabis; Rulemaking PDF, 259KB
9/8/22 Advance Notice on Mandatory Pesticide Testing (Effective December 2022) Adult Use Cannabis; Testing; Pesticides PDF, 302KB
9/8/22 Guidance Document on Authorized Activities of Delivery & Curbside Pickup of Cannabis & Cannabis Products Adult Use Cannabis; Delivery; Curbside Pickup PDF, 209KB
9/8/22 Guidance Document on Improved ("Final Form") Testing Requirements for AU Cannabis Adult Use Cannabis; Testing; Final Form Testing PDF, 248KB
9/12/22 Best Practice Guide Sample Collection  Adult Use Cannabis; Testing PDF,4928KB
10/7/22 Guidance for Reporting Testing Results Using Laboratory Uncertainty Adult Use Cannabis; Testing PDF,198KB
10/7/22 Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Sale of "Tobacco Products" by Registrants and Licensees Adult Use Cannabis; Medical Cannabis; Tobacco Products; Delivery PDF,182KB
10/18/22 Electronic Data Deliverables (EDD) Template Adult Use Cannabis; Testing XLSX, 41K
11/10/22 Second Advance Notice of Pesticide Testing (Effective December 2022) Adult Use Cannabis; Testing; Pesticides PDF, 126KB
11/17/22 Memo from OAG to OCP Regarding Pre-Rolled Cannabis Cigarettes Adult Use Cannabis; Medical Cannabis; Tobacco Products PDF, 339KB
11/21/22 Updated Guidance Regarding Mandatory Testing for Pesticides Adult Use Cannabis; Testing; Pesticides PDF, 233KB
11/30/22 OCP Letter Regarding Residency Requirements for Registered Dispensaries & Caregivers Adult Use Cannabis; Medical Cannabis; Residency PDF, 139KB

 

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