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Second hearing for pot Edict in York

April 30th, 2014

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YORK — The York Planning Board on Thursday moved to a second public hearing an ordinance

Article source: http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20140430-NEWS-404300327

Wiscasset Police Blotter: Dogs running, smoking tobacco in a ‘bong’ and more

April 29th, 2014

The Wiscasset Police Department listed the following incidents on its log for April 21-28, including 42 property checks.

Burglar alarm

Reserve Patrolman Donald Smith checked and secured the Lincoln County Jail Museum following a kitchen motion detector going off.

Patrolman Hatch investigated an alarm going off at Wiscasset High School, specifically an intrusion alarm at lunchroom doors.

Reserve Patrolman Alfred Simmons checked on alarm for the front door going off at Wiscasset High School and secured the location.

Patrolman Michael Elwell investigated an alarm set off at Ames Supply, which turned out to be a false alarm.

Patrolman Simmons investigated a false alarm at Wiscasset Quik Stop.

Animal complaint

Patrolman Robert McFetridge investigated a citizen complaint about a dog that keeps running after her, and reported that the owner is working on fence issues.

Assist citizen

Patrolman Perry Hatch assisted a citizen on Gardiner Road who requested help in retrieve belongings.

 

Patrolman Hatch assisted a citizen with a civil marriage issue at Naked Leather on Bath Road.

Patrolman Hatch took fingerprints on request.

Assist other agency

Patrolman Hatch rendered services for Bath Police Department concerning locating Chris Owens regarding an alleged theft. Hatch reported seeing Owens leave town with a friend and head toward Bath.

Patrolman Alfred Simmons assisted Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department at Two Bridges Regional Jail concerning intoxicated male in lobby who said he was homeless and in need of a place to stay.

Attempt to locate

Reserve Patrolman James Read attempted to locate two vehicles

Article source: http://www.wiscassetnewspaper.com/article/wiscasset-police-blotter-dogs-running-smoking-tobacco-bong-and-more/32513

Police: Brunswick man beaten with bat after drug deal goes bad

April 28th, 2014

BRUNSWICK, Maine — An 18-year-old Brunswick man was taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland with head injuries Friday afternoon after another 18-year-old allegedly beat him with a bat on Summer Street.

Logan Dewey, 18, also of Brunswick, was charged with aggravated assault after the incident, which occurred at 3 p.m., near the intersection of Pleasant and Summer streets, according to Deputy Chief Marc Hagan of the Brunswick Police Department.

The victim allegedly went to the house to purchase marijuana, but during the transaction, an altercation ensued. Dewey left the house with a bat and struck the victim in the head, Hagan said.

Kathy Haycock, 21, of Brunswick was charged with assault after allegedly striking a 17-year-old Brunswick male as part of the same confrontation.

Haycock and 23-year-old Brannon McRae of Brunswick were each summoned for criminal mischief after allegedly using the bat to break windows at the house.

The incident remains under investigation, Hagan said.

The victim has since been released from Maine Medical Center, a hospital spokeswoman said Monday.

Article source: http://bangordailynews.com/2014/04/28/news/midcoast/police-brunswick-man-beaten-with-bat-after-drug-deal-goes-bad/?ref=polbeat

Planning Board sends marijuana ordinance to second public hearing

April 25th, 2014

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YORK, Maine — The York Planning Board on Thursday moved to a second public hearing an

Article source: http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20140424-NEWS-140429868

Second hearing for pot edict in York

April 25th, 2014

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YORK, Maine — The York Planning Board on Thursday moved to a second public hearing an

Article source: http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20140425-NEWS-404250399

Local law enforcement holds drug collections around region; sign up for the …

April 23rd, 2014

MIDCOAST  In association with National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., local law enforcement agencies will hold prescription drug collection events in coordination with the 8th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The free program aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposal, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of these medications.

In addition, Camden, Rockland, Thomaston and Warren first responders are inviting the public to enlist in the Yellow Dot Program, which is designed to help first responders provide life-saving medical attention during that first “golden hour” after a crash or other emergency. A yellow dot (sticker) in the driver’s-side rear window of a vehicle alerts rescuers to vital medical information stored in a glove compartment.

And, some stations will be offering child car-seat inspections and fire safety awareness.

Locally, collection events will be held in Camden, Rockland, Thomaston, Union, Warren, Belfast, Searsport, Waldoboro and Vinalhaven as follows:

The theft of prescription drugs has become an enormous problem in this country. Older people tend to have more medications in their homes than any other age group, and this makes their medicine cabinets of particular interest to anyone using drugs. In addition, a study by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America shows that every day another 2,500 American children get high for the first time. Most of these drugs are obtained from friends and family members, often coming from the prescription bottles at the home of their parents, grandparents,

Article source: http://www.penbaypilot.com/article/local-law-enforcement-holds-drug-collections-around-region-sign-yellow-dot/31923

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

April 22nd, 2014

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

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

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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

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