Maine drops recreational cannabis residency requirement after legal challenge

  • Maine regulators said they will stop enforcing adult-use marijuana residency requirements , a move that came after counsel determined the state is unlikely to win a legal challenge over the matter.
  • The Wellness Connection, the largest medical marijuana company in Maine, had sued the state in March, arguing that the residency requirement violated the U.S. Constitution by favoring residents over nonresidents.
  • Maine’s Attorney General’s Office agreed in a court stipulation filed Monday that the regulation would no longer be enforced, according to a news release issued by the Maine Office of Marijuana Policy (OMP).

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