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 second meeting of the Medical Marijuana Workgroup will be streamed live on YouTube on Tuesday, October 12 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 Minutes

Materials Author 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
MMMP Select Historical Program Data Office of Marijuana Policy XLSX 15KB
Agendas and Minutes Author Format Size
Tentative Agenda: October 12, 2021 Medical Marijuana Workgroup Meeting Office of Marijuana Policy PDF 128KB
Video: First Medical Marijuana Workgroup Meeting (external link) Office of Marijuana Policy YouTube N/A
Agenda: September 28, 2021 Medical Marijuana Workgroup Meeting Office of Marijuana Policy PDF 128KB

 

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