The announcement came after a lawsuit challenged whether the residency requirement was constitutional. Regulators stressed that the move wouldn’t affect the rollout of adult use sales.
Voters approved adult use of cannabis in 2016. The state has taken longer than any other to launch its program.
Three years plus after a successful legalization referendum, Maine is issuing its first conditional licenses and working out the final details.
When it comes to residency requirements, some industry members push back, arguing that the ownership rules go beyond the statute.