Monthly Archives: May 2019

What is the latest with CBD?

Updated Guidance as of October 2019 via the ME DACF website for guidance.

What is the latest with CBD? Augusta, ME: July 10th – The State of Maine recently issued, ‘MAINE AGENCY GUIDELINES for ENFORCEMENT of PL 2019 Ch. 12[LD 630]’. To view the document, click here. LD 630 ‘An Act To Clarify That Food, Food Additives and Food Products Containing Hemp-derived Cannabidiol Produced and Sold within the State Are Not Adulterated and To Match the State’s Definition of “Hemp” to the Definition in Federal Law’ was signed into law by Governor Mills as an emergency measure on March 27, 2019.

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3 tastings events per month to 15 events per month

On May 8, 2019, Governor Janet Mills signed into law as PL 2019, chapter 79, An Act to Update
Alcohol Taste-Testing Requirements. The Legislature passed this bill out with an emergency
preamble which means these changes are in effect NOW.

The top line news here – we go from 3 tastings events per month to 15 events per month. An event
can include the taste-testing of beer, wine, spirits, a combination of two or more or all of these categories. Whatever the combination, this is considered one event for the purposes of taste-
testing. All very good and exciting news!!

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Discontinuance of EBT Photos

As of April 26, 2019, the Office for Family Independence is no longer offering the option to add a photo to Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) Cards.  All EBT cards will continue to be valid and should continue to be accepted, whether they have a photo or not.  We will not be replacing cards that currently have photos, unless requested by the card holder.  We thank you for your partnership and continued assistance toward reaching our common goals.

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