Maine Revised Statutes Title 7. Agriculture and Animals § 2454. Construction

1. Relation to the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Act.  This chapter may not be construed to limit any privileges or rights of a qualifying patient, primary caregiver, registered or otherwise, or registered dispensary under the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Act.

2. Employment policies.  This chapter may not be construed to require an employer to permit or accommodate the use, consumption, possession, trade, display, transportation, sale or growing of cannabis in the workplace.  This chapter does not affect the ability of employers to enact and enforce workplace policies restricting the use of marijuana by employees or to discipline employees who are under the influence of marijuana in the workplace.

3. School, employer or landlord may not discriminate.  A school, employer or landlord may not refuse to enroll or employ or lease to or otherwise penalize a person 21 years of age or older solely for that person's consuming marijuana outside of the school's, employer's or landlord's property.

4. Person may not be denied parental rights and responsibilities or contact with a minor child.  A person may not be denied parental rights and responsibilities with respect to or contact with a minor child as a result of acting in accordance with this chapter, unless the person's conduct is contrary to the best interest of the minor child as set out in Title 19-A, section 1653, subsection 3.

5. Effective date.  This section takes effect February 1, 2018.


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