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Lawsuit Aims to Halt Maine’s Medical Marijuana Inspections

January 19, 2018
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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The owners of a medical marijuana shop and two medical marijuana users are suing to stop Maine from implementing new medical marijuana regulations next month.
The lawsuit in U.S. District Court targets a new rule that allows the state to provide same-day inspections of medical cannabis providers and to inspect a user’s home with a day’s notice.

The lawsuit contends such warrantless searches violated the Constitution.

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The rules are due to go into effect on Feb. 1.

Republican Gov. Paul LePage and Maine Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Ricker Hamilton are critical of the leeway granted to medical marijuana providers.

The lawsuit was filed Thursday by Justin Olsen and Nancy Shaw of New World Organics in Belfast and two patients, a cancer victim and an injured military veteran.

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  • Ethan St Pierre

    Are they going to inspect the pharmacy and homes of those who are prescribed Ibuprofen, Xanax, meds for depression, PTSD..etc.?

    • Legalize420

      Funny, they wouldn’t EVER even consider this if it we’re an prescribed pain patient and opiate user.

      Clearly a violation of personal rights. This is wrong, wrong wrong.

      @Ethan- Oh, i agree pharmacies should be next if they do this. They are legit DRUG dealers as they are DRUG stores any way you see it. Their money and their sad establishment in society prevents THEIR establishments and drugs from being targets. Regardless of how many people they kill with Tylenol and liver damage, ibuprophen and stomach ulcers…

      Sadly the false stigma we are trying to erase stays as it fuels unfair practices regardless of federal status. Same thing goes for 2nd amendment rights and being a state licensed MMJ patient.
      Very sad.