Do You Need A Medical Marijuana Evaluation & Certification?

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House District 96 Candidate: Stanley Paige Zeigler, Jr.

September 29th, 2016 by admin No comments »

Stanley Paige Zeigler, Jr. is seeking the Senate seat for District 12, which comprises Belmont, Liberty, Lincolnville, Morrill and Searsmont.

My name is Stanley Paige Zeigler Jr. Because I am a junior I went by my middle name growing up, however I answer to both my first and middle name. I am 67 years old and live in Montville. I retired two years ago from a 35-year career in the U.S. Merchant Marine where I reached the level of an Unlimited Master.

Prior to joining the Merchant Marine, I worked as a night counselor at a drug rehab center in the Portland area. I also taught students with special needs in Skowhegan.

Before that I was an all around logger for Georgia Pacific in northern Maine and a cedar rat on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. While in Washington, I also worked in several photographic dark rooms in Seattle. Before that I worked as a Maine Ambulance Attendant. In my teens I worked road construction and in an auto garage doing entry-level mechanical work. 

I have a B.A. from Dickinson College, an A.A. in navigation from Southern Maine Community College, studied advanced wood harvesting at Washington County Community College, took teacher certification classes at the University of Maine in Farmington and attended graduate school at Maine Maritime for international maritime management.

Presently I am vice chairman of RSU 3 and the Unity Area Regional Recycling Center


What are the most pressing issues facing Maine today, and how would

Article source: http://www.penbaypilot.com/article/house-district-96-candidate-stanley-paige-zeigler-jr/76525

South Portland Police Beat: Sept. 30

September 29th, 2016 by admin No comments »
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9/9 at 6:03 p.m. Stephan Scala, 29, no address listed, was arrested on Maine Mall Road by Officer Ryan Le on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking. 

9/10 at 4:54 p.m. Allen T. Neves, 57, of Warren, was arrested on Stevens Avenue in Portland by Officer Caleb Gray on charges of robbery and operating with a suspended or revoked license. 

9/10 at 8:14 p.m. John E. Holman, 41, of South Portland, was arrested on Anthoine Street by Officer Scott Study on an outstanding warrant from another agency. 

9/10 at 9:44 p.m. Jaime F. Guevara, 45, of South Portland, was arrested on Lincoln Street by Officer Chris Gosling on a charge of operating under the influence. 

9/12 at 9:02 p.m. Casey Bernadini, 27, no address listed, was arrested on Main Street by Officer Christopher Todd on an outstanding warrant from another agency. 

9/14 at 9:01 a.m. Scott Lambert, 36, of Portland, was arrested on Western Avenue by Officer Rocco Navarro on outstanding warrants from other agencies. 

9/16 at 1:12 a.m. Brian Hale, 53, no address listed, was arrested on Main Street by Officer Chris Gosling on charges of criminal trespass and violating conditions of release. 

9/16 at 6:22 p.m. Gary V. Moody, 51, of South Portland, was arrested on D Street by Officer Michael Armstrong on an outstanding local warrant. 

9/17 at 1:25 a.m. Emmanuel Cardenas, 25, of Raymond, was arrested on the Casco Bay Bridge by Sgt. Kevin Gerrish on a charge of operating under the influence. 

9/17 at 1:35 a.m. Nora M. Morris,

Article source: http://www.theforecaster.net/south-portland-police-beat-sept-30-2/

Maine’s ‘Clean’ Medical Marijuana: ‘Organic’ in Disguise

September 28th, 2016 by admin No comments »

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Article source: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/29/business/smallbusiness/maines-clean-medical-marijuana-organic-in-disguise.html

Maine joins 8 other states to vote on expanding access to marijuana

September 28th, 2016 by admin No comments »

SAN FRANCISCO – Americans in nine states have a chance to vote Nov. 8 on expanding legal access to marijuana.

Collectively, the ballot measures amount to the closest the U.S. has come to a national referendum on the drug.

Five states – Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada – will consider legalizing the recreational use of pot. Three others – Florida, Arkansas and North Dakota – will decide whether to permit marijuana for medical purposes. Montana will weigh whether to ease restrictions on an existing medical marijuana law.

According to national polls, a solid majority of Americans support legalization. Gallup’s latest survey gauged support at 58 percent, up from 12 percent from when the question was first posed in 1969. Gallup says 13 percent of U.S. adults report using marijuana at present, nearly double the percentage who reported using pot in 2013.


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Article source: http://www.pressherald.com/2016/09/28/maine-joins-8-other-states-to-vote-on-expanding-access-to-marijuana/

Senate District 12 Candidate: Dave Emery

September 28th, 2016 by admin No comments »

Penobscot Bay Pilot has posed a uniform set of questions to each candidate running for the Maine Senate and Legislature, providing the opportunity for the public to better understand their position on issues important to the state. The candidates have responded with written answers, which are posted below and with limited grammatical editing.

Dave Emery is seeking the Senate seat for District 12, which comprises Appleton, Camden, Cushing, Friendship, Hope, Isle au Haut, Matinicus, North Haven, Owls Head, Rockport, Rockland, St. George, Thomaston, South Thomaston, Union and Warren.

A native of Rockland, Dave Emery has served his state and the nation as a two-term State Representative, a four-term Congressman, and as the deputy director of the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency during the Reagan Administration. After returning home to Maine, Dave served for a brief period as the interim president of Thomas College in Waterville. He is a 1970 Electronic Engineering graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts.

During the time he represented Maine’s First District in Congress he served on the House Armed Services Committee and became an expert in naval and sea power issues. He also sat on the Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee where he was an active advocate for fishermen and for various environmental and conservation issues. He served as Chief Deputy Republican Whip during the 97th Congress.

In 1983, he was appointed Deputy Director of the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency by President Reagan. During this critical time, he traveled throughout the world promoting US and NATO arms control strategies, often debating with opposing groups overseas.

Article source: http://www.penbaypilot.com/article/senate-district-12-candidate-dave-emery/76502

House District 88 Candidate: Deb Sanderson | PenBay Pilot

September 28th, 2016 by admin No comments »

Penobscot Bay Pilot has posed the same set of questions to each candidate running for the Maine Senate and Legislature, providing the opportunity for the public to better understand their position on issues important to the state. The candidates have responded with written answers, which are posted below, with editing limited primarily to grammatical errors.

Deborah Sanderson is seeking reelection to House District 88: Chelsea, Whitefield, Jefferson and part of Nobleboro


I’ve lived in Chelsea for 15 years with my partner Steve Whittier. We have a blended family with five children. Over the years I’ve worked in sales and the healthcare industry and am currently working in the Lobster industry when not serving in the legislature. First elected in 2010, I served on both the criminal justice and public safety and health and human services committees in my first term. For the last 4 years I’ve served as the ranking republican on the health and human services committee and am also a member of the Government Oversight committee in the present session.


What are the most pressing issues facing Maine today, and how would you like to see them resolved?

While there is a myriad of issues that need to be addressed, the top three in my opinion are Maine’s economic outlook, the drug epidemic and continuing to provide adequate funding for our seniors, disabled and children with special needs.

We’ve seen positive results from both tax and regulatory policy changes implemented 5-6 years ago. The proof of that is our significantly lowered unemployment rate and

Article source: http://www.penbaypilot.com/article/house-district-88-candidate-deb-sanderson/76494

House District 88 Candidate: Deb Sanderson

September 27th, 2016 by admin No comments »

Penobscot Bay Pilot has posed the same set of questions to each candidate running for the Maine Senate and Legislature, providing the opportunity for the public to better understand their position on issues important to the state. The candidates have responded with written answers, which are posted below, with editing limited primarily to grammatical errors.

Deborah Sanderson is seeking reelection to House District 88: Chelsea, Whitefield, Jefferson and part of Nobleboro


I’ve lived in Chelsea for 15 years with my partner Steve Whittier. We have a blended family with five children. Over the years I’ve worked in sales and the healthcare industry and am currently working in the Lobster industry when not serving in the legislature. First elected in 2010, I served on both the criminal justice and public safety and health and human services committees in my first term. For the last 4 years I’ve served as the ranking republican on the health and human services committee and am also a member of the Government Oversight committee in the present session.


What are the most pressing issues facing Maine today, and how would you like to see them resolved?

While there is a myriad of issues that need to be addressed, the top three in my opinion are Maine’s economic outlook, the drug epidemic and continuing to provide adequate funding for our seniors, disabled and children with special needs.

We’ve seen positive results from both tax and regulatory policy changes implemented 5-6 years ago. The proof of that is our significantly lowered unemployment rate and

Article source: http://www.penbaypilot.com/article/house-district-88-candidate-deb-sanderson/76494

Question 3 has plenty of exemptions

September 27th, 2016 by admin No comments »

I was disappointed to read George Smith’s column about Question 3 (“Background check initiative complicated, unreasonable,” Sept. 7) since I thought he had come around to agreeing that there were some people who shouldn’t be allowed to have guns. So I had to go read the fine print, which I found at http://maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/citizens/background.pdf, and there is a whole section of exemptions (Section 8). George does write a good story, but there is a very long list of family members that one can sell to and it really is OK under the referendum to lend a gun to someone without checking in at Audettes.

If I have to do a little planning ahead before I buy my next gun, that’s fine with me, particularly if it saves the life of even one domestic partner, child, teacher or policeman.

Susan Tolman

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Poll: Majority of Maine supports legalization of marijuana

September 27th, 2016 by admin No comments »

PORTLAND, Maine (NECN/Danielle Waugh) — A majority of Maine voters supports legalizing recreational marijuana this November, according to a new poll by the University of New Hampshire survey center, commissioned by the Portland Press Herald.

The poll found 53 percent of respondents supported legalization, while 38 percent opposed it.

“We’re excited about the polling, and it affirms what we’ve been hearing from people across the state,” said Alysia Melnick, spokesperson for the Yes on 1 campaign.

Question 1 would allow adults 21 and older to possess and grow small amounts of marijuana. It would allow retail shops to be established in municipalities that allow it, and collect a projected $15 million in tax revenue annually.

“Mainers are ready for this,” said Melnick.

Opponents of the measure are also getting ready to increase campaign efforts in the weeks leading up to the election.

“It’s going to be a very robust, aggressive campaign,” said Scott Gagnon, director of the No on 1 campaign. He said the No on 1 campaign is planning TV ads and forums, touting endorsements from groups like the Maine Chiefs of Police and the NAMI Maine chapter.

“It will increase access to youth and fundamentally change our communities,” said Gagnon.

The ballot question has mixed support among the medical marijuana community.

One business strongly supporting the measure is SJR Labs, a medical marijuana

Article source: http://www.wcsh6.com/news/politics/poll-majority-of-maine-supports-legalization-of-marijuana/326424502

Poll: Majority of Maine supports legalization of marijuana

September 27th, 2016 by admin No comments »

PORTLAND, Maine (NECN/Danielle Waugh) — A majority of Maine voters supports legalizing recreational marijuana this November, according to a new poll by the University of New Hampshire survey center, commissioned by the Portland Press Herald.

The poll found 53 percent of respondents supported legalization, while 38 percent opposed it.

“We’re excited about the polling, and it affirms what we’ve been hearing from people across the state,” said Alysia Melnick, spokesperson for the Yes on 1 campaign.

Question 1 would allow adults 21 and older to possess and grow small amounts of marijuana. It would allow retail shops to be established in municipalities that allow it, and collect a projected $15 million in tax revenue annually.

“Mainers are ready for this,” said Melnick.

Opponents of the measure are also getting ready to increase campaign efforts in the weeks leading up to the election.

“It’s going to be a very robust, aggressive campaign,” said Scott Gagnon, director of the No on 1 campaign. He said the No on 1 campaign is planning TV ads and forums, touting endorsements from groups like the Maine Chiefs of Police and the NAMI Maine chapter.

“It will increase access to youth and fundamentally change our communities,” said Gagnon.

The ballot question has mixed support among the medical marijuana community.

One business strongly supporting the measure is SJR Labs, a medical marijuana

Article source: http://www.wlbz2.com/news/politics/poll-majority-of-maine-supports-legalization-of-marijuana/326424549