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Old Orchard Beach man wants to open medical marijuana research facility in …

July 11th, 2014 by admin No comments »

OLD ORCHARD BEACH, Maine — An Old Orchard Beach man wants to launch a medical marijuana business aimed at science, not sales.

Pierre Bouthiller, and two partners, are proposing to turn a former Saco Avenue post office into a medical marijuana facility.

Bouthiller said there’s an agreement to lease the 4,000-square-foot space.

Once it’s gutted and cleaned, it will be sectioned off so that licensed caregivers can have a safe place to grow without fear of break-ins or violence.

But the bigger goal is research and development to improve understanding of medical marijuana.

The group wants to do third-party lab testing to ensure products are certified and consistent batch to batch, and it wants to eventually produce oils, ointments and baked goods.

“We think, we hope, we believe,” said Bouthiller. “We ‘know’ what we want to be able to hang our hat on. We know this works for this ailment, and it’s structured in this way.”

Approval will ultimately depend on getting the green light from the state. Bouthiller said statutes on medical marijuana don’t directly address research.

“That is going to be a little more challenging in terms of working our way through either the Legislature or with [the Maine Department of] Health and Human Services, and see how we can actually structure the licensing aspect of that,” he said.

Old Orchard Beach Police Chief Dana Kelley said he needs more information, but his initial concerns have to do with location and what kind of impact the business will have on the neighborhood.

 

Article source: https://bangordailynews.com/2014/07/11/business/old-orchard-beach-man-wants-to-open-medical-marijuana-research-facility-in-former-post-office/

Maine’s Medical Marijuana Program Named Best In US

July 10th, 2014 by admin No comments »

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Posted Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 at 4:11 pm.

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According to a new report released by Americans For Safe Access, Maine’s medical marijuana program is the best in the country.

The report was based on criteria like patient rights and how well the program functions. Medical marijuana advocates credit the department of health and human services and Augusta lawmakers for the high ranking. Maine received 339 out of a possible 400 points.

“What the report really looks at is that patients are able to get access to their medicine. A good high quality safe medicine at ease and not face harassment from law enforcement and not have to deal with a large bureaucracy to be able to access their medicine,” said Paul McCarrier of the Medical Marijuana Caregivers Association of Maine.

Maine was followed by Rhode Island, Washington and California.

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Article source: http://wabi.tv/2014/07/09/maines-medical-marijuana-program-named-best-u-s/

NY becomes 23rd state to allow medical marijuana

July 10th, 2014 by admin No comments »


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York pot operation survives Appeals Board vote

July 10th, 2014 by admin No comments »

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YORK, Maine — The York Appeals Board ruled Wednesday that the owner of a building where

Article source: http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20140710-NEWS-407100386

Marijuana facility proposed in OOB

July 9th, 2014 by admin No comments »

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The site of a proposed medical marijuana research and growing facility is pictured on Saco Avenue in Old Orchard Beach Tuesday.



Posted: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 1:00 pm

Marijuana facility proposed in OOB

By LIZ GOTTHELF | Staff Writer

Journal Tribune

OLD ORCHARD BEACH — A local resident has proposed a business that would provide space for medical marijuana growers as well as medical research and product development.

Pierre Bouthiller said he is working with some business partners on a proposal for a business at 60 Saco Ave.,

Article source: http://www.journaltribune.com/news/local_stories/article_6330d32a-0781-11e4-b572-0019bb2963f4.html

Marijuana growing appeal to be heard tonight

July 9th, 2014 by admin No comments »

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YORK, Maine — Robert Grant, owner of a York building being used as a medical marijuana

Article source: http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20140709-NEWS-407090356

New report calls Maine’s medical marijuana program the nation’s best

July 8th, 2014 by admin No comments »

PORTLAND, Maine — A new report released by the industry trade group Americans For Safe Access gave Maine’s medical marijuana program the highest score out of 35 states with some kind of medical cannabis law.

The study rated states based on categories including patient rights and protection against discrimination, access to medicine and functionality.

“Maine is pleased to be viewed as a national leader in terms of the regulation and oversight of its medical marijuana program,” said John Martins of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, which oversees the program. “We continue to look at ways to strengthen the integrity of the program and are working to ensure that those who are certified for medical marijuana have access to a product that complies with established safety standards.”

Maine received a score of 339 — and a letter grade of B — out of 400 total points. The Pine Tree State was followed by Rhode Island with 324 points, Washington at 322 and California at 320. The lowest scoring state among those with some kind of medical marijuana program was Tennessee, with 40 out of 400 points.

“Most of [the states’ programs] are inadequate,” Chris Hermes, spokesman for Americans For Safe Access, told the Bangor Daily News. “That was the first important part of this report: To highlight how many states are not actually providing adequate services and protections for patients.”

Maine, however, which legalized medical use of marijuana in 1999 and a decade later legalized retail dispensaries for the drug, got 95 out

Article source: https://bangordailynews.com/2014/07/08/news/state/new-report-calls-maines-medical-marijuana-program-the-nations-best/?ref=moreInhealth

The Eastport sting: Tribe’s attorney comes home to cuffs

July 8th, 2014 by admin No comments »

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A woman walks past the Eastport house that Don Gellers called home when he represented the Passamaquoddys in the 1960s. Gellers was arrested here in 1968, right after filing a $150 million land claims suit for the tribe, on charges of “constructive possession” of marijuana cigarettes.

aving filed the Passamaquoddy’s unprecedented land claims suit against Massachusetts and by extension Maine, the tribe’s attorney Don Gellers returned home to Eastport, arriving the evening of March 10.

Inside, he expected to find his current house guest, Al Cox, perhaps the only black man in Washington County, whose rental home’s furnace had failed during the winter.

But alongside Cox in the living room, towering over Gellers, was Danny Bassett – whose estranged wife had left him and was intending to marry Gellers – as well as a man he’d never seen before. Danny introduced the man as Larry Burke, a Boston-based gangster affiliated with the notorious and deadly Patriarca crime family.

“That’s what greeted me when I came home,” Gellers recalls. “Who knows how long they’d been in the house and what they’d been doing.”

In fact, they’d been coming and going out of the house for several days, allegedly terrorizing Cox. According to Gellers, Bassett was having sex with a girlfriend in his bed.

The purported Mafioso said he had a traffic summons he needed advice on. Bassett dropped ominously that the wise guy had once shot a man in a parking lot on little provocation. Bassett

Article source: http://www.pressherald.com/2014/07/08/the-eastport-sting-tribes-attorney-comes-home-to-cuffs/

NY becomes 23rd state to allow medical marijuana

July 7th, 2014 by admin No comments »

— New York has become the 23rd state to authorize marijuana as a medical treatment — though it will have one of the most restrictive programs in the country.

Under legislation signed into law on Saturday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, patients with one of 10 diseases will be able to obtain non-smokeable versions of the drug.

The law requires medical marijuana be ingested or vaporized. Detailed rules on how the drug would be administered will be worked out by the state health department, but distribution of actual plant material will be prohibited to discourage recreational use.

The law “gets us the best that medical marijuana has to offer in the most protected, controlled way possible,” Cuomo, a Democrat, said Monday at a ceremonial bill signing in New York City. “This is the smartest approach that any state has taken thus far.”

Some advocates argue the law is too restrictive, however, and said they’ll push lawmakers to expand it. Of the 23 states with medical marijuana laws, only one — Minnesota — prohibits the smokeable drug. Advocates also say the state should allow people with more kinds of illnesses to utilize the program.

“It’s a first step and it’s an important step that will improve thousands of peoples’ lives,” Karen O’Keefe, director of state operations at the Washington D.C.-based Marijuana Policy Project, said of New York’s law. “But it will leave others out.”

The first medication isn’t expected to be available for

Article source: http://www.kentucky.com/2014/07/07/3325879/ny-becomes-23rd-state-to-allow.html

NY becomes 23rd state to allow medical marijuana

July 7th, 2014 by admin No comments »

New York has become the 23rd state in the U.S. to authorize medical marijuana — though the state’s program is one of the nation’s most restrictive.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measure into law on Saturday and held a formal signing ceremony on Monday to highlight the new law.

When the program gets up and running in about 18 months, patients with diseases including AIDS, cancer and epilepsy will be able to obtain non-smokeable versions of the drug.

Instead, the drug must be ingested or administered through a vaporizer or oil base.

Cuomo, a Democrat, says prohibiting smokeable marijuana will help keep the drug out of the wrong hands.

The compromise was one of the final measures passed by lawmakers before they adjourned last month.

Article source: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/07/07/ny-becomes-23rd-state-to-allow-medical-marijuana/