Do You Need A Medical Marijuana Evaluation & Certification?

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Maine ballot question backers face campaign finance fines | Sun …

August 26th, 2016 by admin No comments »

AUGUSTA — The leniency of the Maine Ethics Commission will be tested when it considers more than a dozen requests for mercy from candidates and political organizations who missed campaign finance filing deadlines.

Among the offenders are legislative veterans, party committees and groups advocating for three of the five referendum questions on the November ballot. The commission will meet Aug. 31 to consider sanctions.

In one case, the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, which supports legalizing recreational marijuana through Question 1, the preliminary fine is more than $95,000, but commission staff recommends it be reduced to $2,500, which is still a large fine compared to most that are levied by the commission.

The pro-marijuana campaign, which is an offshoot of the national Marijuana Policy Project, argued that inexperience with Maine’s campaign finance laws caused it to report a $95,000 expenditure just before the June primary nearly eight weeks late. In the days immediately around an election, finance reports are due every 24 hours.

“If an organization as sophisticated as the Marijuana Policy Project negligently chose not to prospectively avail itself of competent legal advice regarding its reporting compliance requirements and chose an inexperienced staffer to file its reports, it should not be able to cite that staffer’s inexperience with Maine law as a reason to reduce the penalty for its filing mistake,” reads a staff recommendation for the fine in the commission’s Aug. 31 agenda.

It is common for the commission to assess fines lower than the maximums the law allows.

The Citizens Who Support

Article source: http://www.sunjournal.com/news/0001/11/30/maine-ballot-question-backers-face-campaign-finance-fines/1982637

Maine ballot question backers face campaign finance fines

August 25th, 2016 by admin No comments »

AUGUSTA — The leniency of the Maine Ethics Commission will be tested when it considers more than a dozen requests for mercy from candidates and political organizations who missed campaign finance filing deadlines.

Among the offenders are legislative veterans, party committees and groups advocating for three of the five referendum questions on the November ballot. The commission will meet Aug. 31 to consider sanctions.

In one case, the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, which supports legalizing recreational marijuana through Question 1, the preliminary fine is more than $95,000, but commission staff recommends it be reduced to $2,500, which is still a large fine compared to most that are levied by the commission.

The pro-marijuana campaign, which is an offshoot of the national Marijuana Policy Project, argued that inexperience with Maine’s campaign finance laws caused it to report a $95,000 expenditure just before the June primary nearly eight weeks late. In the days immediately around an election, finance reports are due every 24 hours.

“If an organization as sophisticated as the Marijuana Policy Project negligently chose not to prospectively avail itself of competent legal advice regarding its reporting compliance requirements and chose an inexperienced staffer to file its reports, it should not be able to cite that staffer’s inexperience with Maine law as a reason to reduce the penalty for its filing mistake,” reads a staff recommendation for the fine in the commission’s Aug. 31 agenda.

It is common for the commission to assess fines lower than the maximums the law allows.

The Citizens Who Support

Article source: http://www.sunjournal.com/news/0001/11/30/maine-ballot-question-backers-face-campaign-finance-fines/1982637

South Portland Police Beat: Aug. 26 – The Forecaster

August 25th, 2016 by admin No comments »
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Arrests

8/12 at 3:15 p.m. Nathan Albert, 18, of Lewiston, was arrested on Maine Mall Road by Officer Ryan Le on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking. 

8/12 at 4:07 p.m. Steven A. Tarvers, 38, of Westbrook, was arrested on Cottage Road by Officer Kevin Sager on charges of operating under the influence and operating without a license. 

8/13 at 4:15 a.m. Blay E. Carr, 33, of Northeast Harbor, was arrested on Jetport Boulevard by Officer Nicolas Dascanio on charges of operating under the influence, operating with a suspended or revoked license and possession of marijuana. 

8/13 at 7:54 p.m. Emily J. Iaboni, 33, of South Portland, was arrested on Fessenden Avenue by Officer Jesse Peasley on charges of operating under the influence, endangering the welfare of a child and smoking in a motor vehicle with a child. 

8/14 at 12:05 p.m. Abrahm Dufort, 32, no address listed, was arrested on Ocean Street by Officer Paul Lambert on charges of unlawful possession of scheduled drugs and possession or transfer of burglary devices. 

8/14 at 4:58 p.m. Christopher J. Bean, 46, no address listed, was arrested on Waterman Drive by Officer Jesse Peasley on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking. 

8/14 at 10:16 p.m. Robert D. Brown, 55, of Buxton, was arrested on Maine Mall Road by Officer Chris Gosling on a charge of operating under the influence. 

8/15 at 12:44 p.m. Chelsea Crawford, 20, of South Portland, was arrested on Main Street by Officer Nicolas Dascanio on charges of operating without a

Article source: http://www.theforecaster.net/south-portland-police-beat-aug-26/

LePage on the 5 citizens’ initiatives: ‘No, no, no, no and no’

August 25th, 2016 by admin No comments »



Posted Aug. 24, 2016 at 11:27 AM


Article source: http://www.fosters.com/article/20160824/NEWS/160829713

York, Maine, police log: July 29-31

August 25th, 2016 by admin No comments »


Posted Aug. 24, 2016 at 10:57 AM


Article source: http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/20160824/york-maine-police-log-july-29-31

LePage talks issues, spars with legislator

August 24th, 2016 by admin No comments »



Posted Aug. 24, 2016 at 2:26 PM


Article source: http://www.seacoastonline.com/article/20160824/NEWS/160829629

Gouldsboro Police Log: Woman charged with attempted burglary

August 24th, 2016 by admin No comments »

GOULDSBORO — Leslie Norton, 22, of Winter Harbor was arrested on a charge of attempted burglary Aug. 12 while allegedly trying to enter a home on Newman Street, police said.

Police said the homeowner told police Norton was tearing a screen off a window while she was home.

Gouldsboro police assisted the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office when Norton was found at a nearby residence.

Police said there also were two active arrest warrants pending against Norton on charges of failure to appear in court.

False report

Jon Turner, 49, of Gouldsboro was summoned Aug. 18 on a charge of making a false report claiming there was an armed robbery at his home, police said.

Outstanding warrants

Justin Swedberg, 22, of Riverside, R.I., was arrested Aug. 13 on two outstanding warrants.

One of the charges was for operating after suspension of his driver’s license and the other alleged he failed to give his correct name and date of birth when he was stopped on Route 1 for a burned out taillight, police said.

Suspended license

Alexander Buzzell, 21, of Ellsworth was summoned Aug. 3 on charges of possession of marijuana and paraphernalia and driving after his license was suspended, police said.

Police said they stopped Buzzell on Route 1 because he was driving 83 miles per hour in a 55-mile-per-hour zone.

Speeding and other summonses

Benjamin Follette, 24, of Gouldsboro was summoned Aug. 2 on charges of imprudent speed and refusing to sign a violation summons and complaint form, police said.

Police said the issue arose from a motor vehicle complaint on Main Street in

Article source: http://www.ellsworthamerican.com/maine-news/cops/gouldsboro-police-log-woman-charged-attempted-burglary

Maine sheriff’s deputy denies sex abuse charges

August 24th, 2016 by admin No comments »


LINCOLN, Maine (AP) — A Maine sheriff’s deputy has denied charges that he sexually abused three girls and supplied one with marijuana in exchange for sex on numerous occasions.

Kenneth Hatch III pleaded not guilty to 22 counts in connection with the alleged abuse on Tuesday in Rockland Superior Court.

Prosecutors say Hatch carried on an ongoing relationship with a minor girl primarily in 2013 and 2014. An investigation into that relationship reportedly revealed that Hatch abused two other young girls from 2001 to 2003.

Court documents say the abuse of one girl started when she was 6 years old and Hatch was her baby sitter.

Hatch has been a Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputy for 17 years, winning deputy of the year honors in 2015. He’s been placed on indefinite leave without pay.

Article source: http://www.timesunion.com/news/crime/article/Maine-sheriff-s-deputy-denies-sex-abuse-charges-9181209.php

Gouldsboro Police Log: Woman charged with attempted burglary …

August 24th, 2016 by admin No comments »

GOULDSBORO — Leslie Norton, 22, of Winter Harbor was arrested on a charge of attempted burglary Aug. 12 while allegedly trying to enter a home on Newman Street, police said.

Police said the homeowner told police Norton was tearing a screen off a window while she was home.

Gouldsboro police assisted the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office when Norton was found at a nearby residence.

Police said there also were two active arrest warrants pending against Norton on charges of failure to appear in court.

False report

Jon Turner, 49, of Gouldsboro was summoned Aug. 18 on a charge of making a false report claiming there was an armed robbery at his home, police said.

Outstanding warrants

Justin Swedberg, 22, of Riverside, R.I., was arrested Aug. 13 on two outstanding warrants.

One of the charges was for operating after suspension of his driver’s license and the other alleged he failed to give his correct name and date of birth when he was stopped on Route 1 for a burned out taillight, police said.

Suspended license

Alexander Buzzell, 21, of Ellsworth was summoned Aug. 3 on charges of possession of marijuana and paraphernalia and driving after his license was suspended, police said.

Police said they stopped Buzzell on Route 1 because he was driving 83 miles per hour in a 55-mile-per-hour zone.

Speeding and other summonses

Benjamin Follette, 24, of Gouldsboro was summoned Aug. 2 on charges of imprudent speed and refusing to sign a violation summons and complaint form, police said.

Police said the issue arose from a motor vehicle complaint on Main Street in

Article source: https://www.ellsworthamerican.com/maine-news/cops/gouldsboro-police-log-woman-charged-attempted-burglary

Jury finds Maine marijuana grower not guilty of felony trafficking charge

August 23rd, 2016 by admin No comments »

BELFAST, Maine — A Montville medical marijuana patient who fought charges of felony drug trafficking and misdemeanor marijuana cultivation was partially vindicated last week when a jury found him not guilty of the more serious crime.

Randy Hayes, 58, a former Montville town selectman, was found guilty of the cultivation charge after a two-day trial at Waldo County Superior Court that wrapped up Thursday, Aug. 18. Hayes and his wife, Margot Hayes, were charged after an investigation that began last August, when a Maine Drug Enforcement Agency official drove to their Center Road home and spotted marijuana plants over a picket fence.

The Hayeses, who are licensed medical marijuana patients, were legally permitted to grow their own plants. But the dispute arose over whether the couple exceeded the number of allowed plants and whether those plants were properly secured on their property.

Margot Hayes pleaded guilty earlier this year to cultivation violations and was fined $400. Her husband, however, fought the charges.

Medical marijuana advocates and activists in Maine closely watched the case because they thought it demonstrated that enforcement of pot laws is overzealous.

“The cops are clearly out of step with not only the population and the culture of the medical marijuana community but also the law,” Will Neils of Appleton, a medical marijuana activist, said last week at the courthouse.

According to defense attorney Logan Perkins of Bangor, the case centered on what she described as the near-Byzantine complexity of the laws that govern medical marijuana use

Article source: https://bangordailynews.com/2016/08/23/news/midcoast/jury-finds-maine-marijuana-grower-not-guilty-of-felony-trafficking-charge/