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Largest medical marijuana show in New England brings supporters to Bangor …

April 22nd, 2014 by admin No comments »

BANGOR, Maine — Medical marijuana supporters are flocking to Bangor, Maine, for the industry’s largest trade show.

The one-day Homegrown Maine 2014 event is scheduled to take place Saturday at the Spectacular Events Center in the city. Medical Marijuana Caregivers of Maine organizes the event, which is in its third year. A spokeswoman for the organization said the event is geared at caregivers, patients and growers.

The event is scheduled to include a talk from Dustin Sulak, a Falmouth-based osteopathic physician, on recent scientific research about medical marijuana. State Sen. Geoff Gratwick, a Democrat and Bangor-based physician, also will talk about hospice and medical marijuana. Organizers say there will also be arts, crafts, music, legal services and smoking supply vendors.

There will be no marijuana for sale at the event.

Article source: http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/44318bff2cf2485fab0f9ddbdc73bfbc/ME--Maine-Marijuana-Show

Homegrown Maine trade show attracts 4000 visitors

April 22nd, 2014 by admin No comments »

Homegrown Maine trade show attracts 4,000 visitors

The recently held third annual Homegrown Maine trade show attracted as many as 75 vendors and more than 4,000 visitors who were curious to learn more about the controversial medical marijuana industry.

The one-day trade show, held at the Spectacular Event Center on Griffin Road in Bangor last Saturday, attracted patients, caregivers, physicians as well as professional marijuana growers.

Sponsored by Medical Marijuana Caregivers of Maine, the show provided information about a range of subjects, including grow room construction, security systems, organic cultivation, business formation and taxes.

Paul McCarrier, who helped organize the trade show, “This is the best turnout we’ve had in three years. We had 500 people come through the doors in the first hour and a half. People are really interested in seeing what we can do for them and they are looking at future employment.”

Paul McCarrier, a Legislative Advocate for Medical Marijuana Caregivers of Maine, said that one could not deny the fact that marijuana has become an accepted part of society.

Medical marijuana is legal in Maine, but doctors are not allowed to recommend its use to patients.

Article source: http://newsmaine.net/19089-homegrown-maine-trade-show-attracts-4000-visitors

Medical Marijuana shows Increasing Support, Promise in Maine

April 22nd, 2014 by admin No comments »

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Erica Stapleton

Posted Saturday, April 19th, 2014 at 6:24 pm.

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“You’re not seeing the classic people who have dreadlocks and tie dye. But you see a lot more older people. You see a lot more people with gray hair a lot of professionals are saying maybe marijuana is right for me.”

Support for medical marijuana is increasing.  More than a thousand people came out for the Maine Home Grown Expo in Bangor, the largest pro-cannabis convention in New England.  Medical Marijuana Caregivers of Maine have held the event for the past three years.

Activists and other supporters say there’s still a long way to go in terms of legislation.

“We don’t think that it’s government’s place to be in the doctors offices,” says Paul McCarrier, the legislative advocate for MMCM.  “So we think that doctors should be able to recommend marijuana to help any sort of ailment if they think marijuana will help it.”

If a Maine doctor chooses to prescribe marijuana, there’s state criteria they must abide by

Article source: http://wabi.tv/2014/04/19/medical-marijuana-shows-increasing-support-promise-maine/

Largest medical marijuana show in New England brings supporters to Bangor …

April 22nd, 2014 by admin No comments »

BANGOR, Maine — Medical marijuana supporters are flocking to Bangor, Maine, for the industry’s largest trade show.

The one-day Homegrown Maine 2014 event is scheduled to take place Saturday at the Spectacular Events Center in the city. Medical Marijuana Caregivers of Maine organizes the event, which is in its third year. A spokeswoman for the organization said the event is geared at caregivers, patients and growers.

The event is scheduled to include a talk from Dustin Sulak, a Falmouth-based osteopathic physician, on recent scientific research about medical marijuana. State Sen. Geoff Gratwick, a Democrat and Bangor-based physician, also will talk about hospice and medical marijuana. Organizers say there will also be arts, crafts, music, legal services and smoking supply vendors.

There will be no marijuana for sale at the event.

Article source: http://www.tribtown.com/view/story/44318bff2cf2485fab0f9ddbdc73bfbc/ME--Maine-Marijuana-Show

Homegrown Maine comes to Bangor – WCSH

April 21st, 2014 by admin No comments »

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER)– Medical marijuana is a fast growing business in the state of Maine. The third annual Homegrown Maine trade show was held today in Bangor. The event, sponsored by Medical Marijuana Caregivers of Maine, was geared toward providing education about the controversial subject.

“I think that we can honestly say that marijuana has gone mainstream at this point and that we see what is happening in all sorts of news casts and in the papers across the country that marijuana is an accepted part of society, and now we can finally come out of the closet and be open about who we are,” said Paul McCarrier, a Legislative Advocate for Medical Marijuana Caregivers of Maine.

Homegrown Maine was an event held Saturday. It organized to educate the public about medical marijuana. More than 75 vendors, patients, professional growers, and even those who were just curious came to the trade show to learn more about the industry.

“New vendors, the latest technology in growing, h-vac, cutting edge grow rooms, everything along that line,” McCarrier said about the event.

Although medical marijuana is legal in Maine, doctors can not recommend its use to patients.

But McCarrier said they should be able to, because he says marijuana is a natural alternative to prescription drugs.

“It’s non-habit forming, it’s non-addictive, there are no overdoses, there are no deaths, there are no

Article source: http://www.wcsh6.com/story/money/2014/04/19/homegrown-maine-comes-to-bangor/7917765/

Damariscotta Police Blotter: Pot, theft and erratic operation

April 21st, 2014 by admin No comments »

Tuesday, April 8: Chief Ron Young took a complaint of a traffic hazard on Biscay Road.

Wednesday, April 9: Young and Officer Devin Polizzotti responded to a local business on a report of a burglar alarm. The alarm was tripped in error.

Polizzotti took an animal complaint on Abbie Lane. He referred it to the animal control officer; took a theft complaint; and took a complaint of a missing rental car.

Officer Jason Warlick conducted a Speed Detail on Hodgdon Street; took a suspicious activity complaint on Parking Lot Lane; conducted a pedestrian check on a subject on Biscay Road, and escorted the subject to his home; and responded to Hodgdon Green, along with CLC Ambulance for a medical emergency.

Thursday, April 10: Young responded to a local business on a report of a burglar alarm. It was a false alarm.

George C. Betke, Jr. of Newcastle was summonsed for operating the wrong way on a one way street.

Warlick and Officer John Sylvester responded to Bristol Road on a report of a traffic hazard. A tree limb was hanging into the roadway causing cars to have to swerve around it.

Sylvester responded to Rite Aid on a report that someone hit the column out front.

Deputy Chief Chad Andrews and Sylvester assisted Miles Memorial Hospital with getting blue papers signed.

Friday, April 11: Andrea L. Goth, 26, of Salida, Colo., was summonsed for failure to register her vehicle by Sylvester.

Dorian Libby, 20, of Waldoboro was summonsed for possession of marijuana by Sylvester.

Saturday, April 12: Chubbuck responded to a

Article source: http://www.wiscassetnewspaper.com/article/damariscotta-police-blotter-pot-theft-and-erratic-operation/31852

Marijuana trade show coming to Bangor Saturday

April 21st, 2014 by admin No comments »

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The largest medical marijuana trade show in New England is in Bangor on Saturday.

Homegrown Maine 2014 takes place at the Spectacular Events Center in the city. Medical Marijuana Caregivers of Maine organizes the event, which is in its third year. A spokeswoman for the organization said the event is geared at caregivers, patients and growers. The organization estimates that thousands of people will attend the event.

The event will include a talk from Dustin Sulak, a Falmouth-based osteopathic physician, about recent scientific research about medical marijuana. State Sen. Geoff Gratwick, a Democrat and Bangor-based physician, will talk about hospice and medical marijuana. There will also be arts, crafts, music, legal services and smoking supply vendors, organizers said.

The trade show also includes a smoking tent outside the facility for qualified users. Organizers said the event will also include workshops, classes, vendors and performances.

There will be no marijuana for sale at the event.

Article source: http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Marijuana-trade-show-coming-to-Bangor-Saturday-5412676.php

Medical Marijuana trade show visits Maine

April 20th, 2014 by admin No comments »

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Damariscotta Police Blotter: Pot, theft and erratic operation

April 20th, 2014 by admin No comments »

Tuesday, April 8: Chief Ron Young took a complaint of a traffic hazard on Biscay Road.

Wednesday, April 9: Young and Officer Devin Polizzotti responded to a local business on a report of a burglar alarm. The alarm was tripped in error.

Polizzotti took an animal complaint on Abbie Lane. He referred it to the animal control officer; took a theft complaint; and took a complaint of a missing rental car.

Officer Jason Warlick conducted a Speed Detail on Hodgdon Street; took a suspicious activity complaint on Parking Lot Lane; conducted a pedestrian check on a subject on Biscay Road, and escorted the subject to his home; and responded to Hodgdon Green, along with CLC Ambulance for a medical emergency.

Thursday, April 10: Young responded to a local business on a report of a burglar alarm. It was a false alarm.

George C. Betke, Jr. of Newcastle was summonsed for operating the wrong way on a one way street.

Warlick and Officer John Sylvester responded to Bristol Road on a report of a traffic hazard. A tree limb was hanging into the roadway causing cars to have to swerve around it.

Sylvester responded to Rite Aid on a report that someone hit the column out front.

Deputy Chief Chad Andrews and Sylvester assisted Miles Memorial Hospital with getting blue papers signed.

Friday, April 11: Andrea L. Goth, 26, of Salida, Colo., was summonsed for failure to register her vehicle by Sylvester.

Dorian Libby, 20, of Waldoboro was summonsed for possession of marijuana by Sylvester.

Saturday, April 12: Chubbuck responded to a

Article source: http://www.boothbayregister.com/article/damariscotta-police-blotter-pot-theft-and-erratic-operation/31852

Brunswick not exempt from New England opiate epidemic

April 20th, 2014 by admin No comments »

They are among Brunswick’s stay-at-home moms, its career criminals, its 50-year-old businessmen—even its high school students—and they all have at least one thing in common. They are Brunswick’s heroin and prescription opiate addicts.

The opiate addiction epidemic has gained national attention in the past year as the number of fatal heroin overdoses has skyrocketed, particularly in New England. In January, Governor Peter Shumlin of Vermont dedicated his entire State of the State address to the problem. In March, Governor Deval Patrick of Massachusetts declared opiate abuse a public health emergency.
In his own State of the State speech in January, Maine Governor Paul LePage called drug use a “troubling epidemic,” and said that 927 babies in the state—more than 7 percent of all newborns—were born addicts in 2013. 

LePage had been hesitant to approve the distribution of nalaxone—an overdose reversal drug—fearing that it would give addicts a false sense of security. Last week, after intense criticism from lawmakers, health professionals and the media, LePage finally approved a bill that allows family members of addicts to receive the potentially life-saving drug.

Everyone the Orient interviewed for this article—a substance abuse counselor, the director of the outpatient behavioral health at Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick police officers, a defense attorney, and a psychologist—said that Maine’s opiate problem is not unique to certain cities, ethnicities, ages, or socioeconomic levels. Addiction exists everywhere, Brunswick included.

Addiction

The most common path to heroin addiction begins with medicinal or recreational use of prescription painkillers like Vicodin, OxyContin and Percocet. These powerful drugs

Article source: http://bowdoinorient.com/article/9298