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Maine Could Expand Medical Marijuana Program

A bill passed the House that could significantly expand the cannabis program to scores of new patients. 

dianeRThe medical marijuana program in Maine is robust. It includes home cultivation, dispensaries and unique privacy protections for patients. Now, a group of lawmakers are hoping to extend safe access to even more residents.

A bill, LD23, sponsored by Rep. Diane Russell, has passed a floor vote in the House and would remove the requirement that a qualifying condition be «debilitating.»

The measure could allow more types of conditions to qualify under the law.

The bill has moved over to the Senate where it faces more opposition. Advocates are asking residents to contact Maine senators and urge them to take up the bill soon.

NORML has issued an action alert that Mainers can use to make their voices heard on the issue.