In the FY2020 appropriations package released Monday, existing protections for medical cannabis programs from federal prosecutors that have been in place since 2014 remained, but other amendments that had been added earlier in the year by House Democrats were removed from the final compromise.
Researchers reported, "Compliance with laws restricting stores to selling recreational marijuana to individuals 21 or older presenting a valid ID was high. ... Refusal rates exceeded those for alcohol."
Maine currently holds the record for taking the longest to roll out its marijuana retail program. What happened in the Pine Tree State, and how can the next states to legalize avoid what went down there?