AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine’s tentative guidelines about legalized leisure marijuana are up for a key listening to that would symbolize one of many proposal’s closing hurdles earlier than approval.

The proposal is scheduled for a public listening to earlier than the Maine Legislature’s Committee on Veterans and Authorized Affairs on Monday at 1:30 p.m. The proposal covers essential topics corresponding to retail and licensure guidelines.

Maine voters authorised legalization of grownup use marijuana in a 2016 vote. The state has provisionally accepted draft guidelines about authorized pot, and wishes the Maine Legislature to enact them. The following step after Monday’s public listening to can be for the authorized affairs committee to solid an affirmative vote in assist of the proposal.

Officers within the state have stated retail leisure marijuana may arrive in shops as quickly as early 2020.