Janet Mills (D)


Took Office 2019
Term Expires 2022
NORML Grade: A-

2019 Enacted Legislation

Governor Mills signed legislation, LD 719, into law finalizing regulations to oversee the licensed production and retail sale of marijuana to adults. Voters had decided in favor of the plan in 2016, but former Gov. Paul LePage opposed the law and delayed its implementation. Retail marijuana facilities are anticipated to be operational by this spring. (Link)

2019 Vetoed Legislation



“Over the course of the last several months, my administration has worked quickly to implement the law regarding Maine’s adult-use recreational marijuana market as Maine voters asked the state to do two and a half years ago. The rule development demonstrates what can be accomplished when state government works with lawmakers, industry stakeholders, and the public to accomplish a shared goal. With this law, we are one step closer to honoring the will of Maine voters.” (Link)

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