Medical Marijuana Workgroup

Overview

The Office of Marijuana Policy is convening a group of qualified individuals to fill seats on its newly-created workgroup meant to advise on regulatory issues, best practices in patient access and education, contribute to ongoing improvements in Maine’s medical cannabis program, and fulfill the stakeholder engagement charges in Public Laws 2021, ch. 387 and Resolves 2021, ch. 95.

The workgroup will be convened virtually at least four times over the coming months. Outcomes resulting from the meetings are expected to include steps that may be taken through legislation and rulemaking or developing recommendations for streamlining the office’s licensing and compliance processes to ensure the medical use program is fulfilling the hallmarks of a regulated industry.

Live Stream

The fifth meeting of the Medical Marijuana Workgroup will be streamed live on YouTube on Tuesday, December 14 starting at 2pm.  

Membership

The workgroup will be composed of 17 members, in addition to representatives from OMP. The Office will be responsible for leading and conducting all meetings. 

Name Organization (if applicable) Seat Occupied
John Black Earth Keeper Cannabis, LLC Registered Caregiver
Catherine Lewis Homegrown of Hallowell, LLC Registered Caregiver
Paul T. McCarrier 1 Mill Registered Caregiver
Susan Meehan Mae's Mamas Supplements and Consulting Registered Caregiver
Joel Pepin JAR Cannabis Company Registered Caregiver
David Vickers ORIGINs Registered Caregiver
Joshua Quint Canuvo Registered Dispensary
Heather Sullivan Curaleaf Registered Dispensary
Barry Chaffin Nova Analytic Labs Marijuana Testing Facility
Alex McMahan The Healing Community MEDCo Products Manufacturing Facility
Patricia Callahan N/A Qualifying Patient
Michelle Caminos, EdD, RN N/A Qualifying Patient
Sean McDonough, RN, BSN, CPT/Army/Retired Pawsitive Dognosis, LLC Qualifying Patient
Jamie Comstock Bangor Public Health Relevant Health Care Professional
Julie Milliken, MSN, APRN, FNP-c, ENP-c Maine Medical Certifications, LLC Relevant Health Care Professional
Christopher Beaumont City of Portland Municipal Representative
Rebecca McMahon, Esq. Maine Municipal Association Municipal Representative

 

OMP’s Medical Marijuana Workgroup should not be confused with the State of Maine’s Marijuana Advisory Commission, a public entity—of which DAFS is a member—that is tasked with advising the legislature on matters related to the medical and adult use programs. Unlike that effort, establishment of this workgroup is temporary, and members will advise OMP directly.

Meetings, Materials, and Transcripts

Materials Author/Submitter Format Size
Statute: Title 22, Chapter 558-C [external] Office of the Revisor of Statutes HTML N/A
Rule: 18-691 C.M.R. ch. 2 – Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Program Rule Office of Marijuana Policy HTML N/A
Rule: 18-691 C.M.R. ch. 4 – Marijuana Manufacturing Facilities Office of Marijuana Policy HTML N/A
Public Laws 2021, ch. 387 130th Maine Legislature PDF 169KB
Resolves 2021, ch. 95 130th Maine Legislature PDF 64KB
Data: MMMP Select Historical Program Data Office of Marijuana Policy XLSX 15KB
Data: Nova Analytic Labs' Pass/Fail Metrics - September 2020-September 2021 Nova Analytic Labs/Workgroup Member Barry Chaffin PDF 57KB
Information: Nova Analytic Labs' Testing Menu and Adult Use Guide Nova Analytic Labs/Workgroup Member Barry Chaffin PDF 1.2MB
Information: States and Required Testing - May 2021 Office of Marijuana Policy XLSX 71KB
Data: Cannabis-related Emergency Department Visits-May 2021 Maine Health Data Organization XLSX 22KB
Data: MMMP 2020 Estimated Sales Tax Collections Maine Revenue Services'
Office of Tax Policy
XLSX 17KB
Data: MMMP Compliance Inspections Data Request - VLA Work Session - May 2021 Office of Marijuana Policy PDF 114KB
Statute: Title 25, Section 2448-A (State Fire Marshal's Office - Delegated Review) [external] Office of the Revisor of Statutes/Workgroup Member Chris Beaumont HTML N/A
Education: Mediset Microdosing Option Workgroup Member Sean McDonough, RN, BSN PNG 224KB
Education: Mae's Mamas Patient Education Handout/Email Workgroup Member Susan Meehan, Mae's Mamas PDF 153KB
Education: Safety Considerations for Marijuana Use City of Portland Health and Human Services Department/Workgroup Member Chris Beaumont PDF 760KB
Education: Maine Medical Certifications, LLC Patient Education Handout/Email Workgroup Member Julie Milliken, MSN, APRN, FNP-c, ENP-c; Maine Medical Certifications, LLC PDF 261KB
Memorandum: Medical Marijuana Workgroup Testing Proposal Office of Marijuana Policy PDF 171KB
Input: Testing Proposal Feedback Workgroup Member Patricia Callahan HTML N/A
Input: Testing Proposal Feedback Workgroup Member Alex McMahan, The Healing Community MedCO PDF 403KB
Input: Testing Proposal Feedback Workgroup Member Joel Pepin, JAR Cannabis Company HTML N/A
Memorandum: Limited Tracking of Medical Marijuana Inventory by Certain Program Registrants Office of Marijuana Policy PDF 455KB
Memorandum: Approach to 2022 Rulemaking within the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Program Office of Marijuana Policy PDF 449KB
Agendas, Videos, and Transcripts Format Size
Agenda: September 28, 2021 Medical Marijuana Workgroup Meeting PDF 128KB
Video: First Medical Marijuana Workgroup Meeting YouTube N/A
Transcript: First Medical Marijuana Workgroup Meeting PDF 294KB
Agenda: October 12, 2021 Medical Marijuana Workgroup Meeting PDF 128KB
Video: Second Medical Marijuana Workgroup Meeting YouTube N/A
Transcript: Second Medical Marijuana Workgroup Meeting PDF 287KB
Agenda: November 2, 2021 Medical Marijuana Workgroup Meeting PDF 125KB
Video: Third Medical Marijuana Workgroup Meeting YouTube N/A
Video: Workgroup One-on-One: Julie Milliken, MSN, APRN; Relevant Health Care Professional Representative YouTube N/A
Video: Workgroup One-on-One: Patricia Callahan, Qualifying Patient Representative YouTube N/A
Video: Workgroup One-on-One: Paul T. McCarrier, Registered Caregiver Representative YouTube N/A
Agenda: November 30, 2021 Medical Marijuana Workgroup Meeting PDF 100KB
Video: Fourth Medical Marijuana Workgroup Meeting YouTube N/A
Video: Workgroup One-on-One: David Vickers, Registered Caregiver Representative YouTube N/A
Video: Workgroup Discussion: Rebecca McMahon, Esq. and Christopher Beaumont, Municipal Representatives YouTube N/A
Video: Workgroup One-on-One: Joshua Quint, Registered Dispensary Representative YouTube N/A
Video: Workgroup One-on-One: Patricia Callahan, Qualifying Patient Representative YouTube N/A
Agenda: December 14, 2021 Medical Marijuana Workgroup Meeting PDF 417KB
Video: Fifth Medical Marijuana Workgroup Meeting YouTube N/A

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Virtual meetings of the Medical Marijuana Workgroup will be held on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, September 28, 2021 from 2pm-4pm EDT
  • Tuesday, October 12, 2021 from 2pm-3:30pm EDT
  • Tuesday, November 2, 2021 from 2pm-4pm EDT
  • Tuesday, November 30, 2021 from 2pm-4pm EST
  • Tuesday, December 14, 2021 from 2pm-4pm EST