Here are the things you need to know today......

A committee is close to finalizing language to allow the sale of adult-use cannabis.
According to WABI the panel is looking to avoid problems of overproduction of marijuana, proper packaging and labeling to ensure the market isn't encouraging children to consume the products and retail licenses.

From the Associated Press:

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A new state report finds that Maine electricity customers paid $77 million more than they needed to on power for several years. The Bangor Daily News reports the Maine Public Utilities Commission found residents would have saved $77 million if they stuck with the state-regulated power price instead of buying from retail electricity providers. A 2016 Bangor Daily News investigation found the state's largest retail supplier lured many customers with prices lower than the state-regulated price.

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A judge is scheduled to release a verdict in a murder trial that could bring a resolution to a nearly 40-year-old killing in Maine. Fifty-seven-year-old Philip Scott Fournier faces a charge of killing 16-year-old Joyce McLain in East Millinocket in 1980. Superior Court Justice Ann Murray is expected to issue her verdict at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday in a Bangor court.

UNDATED (AP) — Thousands of students in Florida and many others at dozens of high schools across the country have walked out of class to protest gun violence and to honor the victims of last week's massacre in Florida. Some of Wednesday's protests lasted 17 minutes in honor of the 17 people killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Impromptu planning for demonstrations stretching from Arizona to Maine was shared on social media.

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — The Colby College Museum of Art in Maine has received a rare collection of German prints. The Portland Press Herald reports museum director Sharon Corwin announced this week Norma Boom Marin had donated 28 prints to the institution. Corwin said Marin's gift shows "her commitment to the landscape of art in Maine."

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The United States has beaten Canada in a shootout to win their first Olympic gold since 1998 in women's hockey. Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scored in the first extra round of the first shootout tiebreaker in Olympic women's hockey history on Thursday to give the United States the gold medal with a 3-2 victory. Maddie Rooney stopped Meghan Agosta on her second try of the shootout to clinch it. It was 2-2 after three periods and 2-2 through five shooters in the tie-breaker.

JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) — Michelle Gisin of Switzerland captured the women's Olympic Alpine combined with a sizzling slalom run to edge Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States. Lindsey Vonn made a mistake early in the slalom and didn't finish in what's likely her final Winter Games. She was the leader after the downhill portion.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Students and parents appealed to President Donald Trump to set politics aside and protect America's school children from the scourge of gun violence. Trump pledged action, including the possibility of arming teachers. Largely he listened during the session Wednesday at the White House, holding handwritten notes bearing his message to the families in black marker: "I hear you."

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Some of the high school students who traveled to Florida's state capital for protests after last week's mass shooting committed what may have been their young movement's first act of civil disobedience. The small group associated with the Kol Tikvah synagogue in Parkland interrupted a legislative hearing and lay down and played dead in front of the governor's Capitol office on Wednesday. Lawmakers allowed them to tell them stories filled with anger, fear and pain.

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Sen. Marco Rubio was put on the defensive Wednesday by angry students, teachers and parents who are demanding stronger gun-control measures after a school shooting that killed 17 people at a Florida high school. One of those confronting Rubio at a CNN's "Stand Up" town hall Wednesday night was Fred Guttenberg, whose 14-year-old daughter Jaime Guttenberg was killed on Feb. 14 with 16 others.