The Maine State Housing Authority has voted unanimously to put a 180-day moratorium on a new policy which banned medical marijuana use in subsidized housing.
The policy made it so tenants in subsidized housing could not use or grow medical marijuana. Patients now have at least 6 more months to use their medical marijuana freely in their homes.
The ban was initially put into place because state officials were concerned that they could losing federal housing funds because marijuana is still illegal on the federal level.
The moratorium has been put into place to allow commissioners the opportunity to clarify whether or not they are at risk of losing funds from the federal government. They will then base their final decision on their findings.