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Marijuana growing operations, septic systems ordinances discussed

June 27th, 2014

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YORK, Maine — Zoning and business licensing for medical marijuana operations and new rules for septic

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Biddeford should change zone for marijuana business

June 26th, 2014

Posted: Thursday, June 26, 2014 1:00 pm

Biddeford should change zone for marijuana business

A second medical marijuana growing facility is seeking to locate in Biddeford, but will need a zoning change approval from the city council to move forward. We’re glad to see the council has given a first vote of approval to this request, and would encourage them to give final approval for the zoning change at their July 1 meeting.

The proposal from Kind Acres Farm would see a marijuana growing facility installed at 10 Arctic Circle, part of which is in a business zone, rather than one of the industrial zones where this type of use would be conditionally permitted. The property abuts an industrial zone, as well as the former Hostess bakery plant, Genest Concrete and other commercial uses. Only one residence is even nearby.

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York Planning Board hearings today

June 26th, 2014

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YORK, Maine — The York Planning Board is holding public hearings today on a proposed ordinance

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York Appeals Board defers decision on pot growth

June 26th, 2014

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York seeks input on medical pot, septic inspections

June 25th, 2014

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YORK, Maine — The York Planning Board on Thursday is holding public hearings on a proposed

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South Portland council opposes marijuana legalization – WCSH

June 25th, 2014

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — Portland became the first city on the East Coast to legalize recreational use of marijuana last November, but city councilors in a neighboring community say they don’t want the drug to be legalized there.

South Portland City Councilors unanimously passed a resolution Monday night opposing the legalization of recreational marijuana.

The resolution is non-binding, and is a way for city councilors to make a statement about the issue.

According to South Portland Mayor Jerry Jalbert, city leaders want to try and send the right message to youth about marijuana.

South Portland’s Police Chief, Ed Googins, said it is a danger to public health.

“It is not a good thing for our community,” said Chief Googins. “It does not make our community safer, and it will not add to the quality of life in our community.”

A majority of the public comment at the city council meeting supported legalization of marijuana.

David Boyer, Director of the Marijuana Policy Project, said marijuana is safer than alcohol, and a majority of Mainers favor legalization.

“Maybe if they’re so worried about South Portland’s health, youth, and drunk driving, then they should pass a resolution advocating for alcohol prohibition,” said Boyer, after the vote.

Smart Approaches to Marijuana, and advocacy group opposed to legalization, released a statement following the South Portland vote, stating, in part:

“We stand in alliance with South Portland leaders and citizens in promoting health and safe communities for our youth to

Article source: http://www.wcsh6.com/story/news/local/south-portland/2014/06/02/south-portland-council-opposes-marijuana-legalization/9893949/

Marijuana appeal to be heard Wednesday in York

June 25th, 2014

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YORK, Maine — An appeal of a town order to shut down medical marijuana growing operations

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Madbury teen found stabbed to death was student in Exeter

June 24th, 2014

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Biddeford mulls second marijuana operation

June 23rd, 2014

Posted: Monday, June 23, 2014 1:00 pm

Biddeford mulls second marijuana operation

By DINA MENDROS
Staff Writer

Journal Tribune

BIDDEFORD — An initial vote approving changing part of the business B-2 zone to an industrial I-1 zone, would allow a new medical marijuana growing facility to locate in Biddeford.

The city currently has one growing facility, and one medical marijuana dispensary.

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Medical marijuana bill awaits New York governor’s signature

June 23rd, 2014

ALBANY, N.Y. — The New York Senate has voted to legalize marijuana to alleviate pain and other symptoms for some severely ill patients.

The 49-10 approval follows the 113-13 vote earlier Friday by the Assembly for the compromise among legislative leaders and Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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Onlookers in the gallery celebrate after the New York Senate voted to legalize medical marijuana in Albany on Friday.

That will make New York the 23rd state to legalize, but the drug won’t be available in New York for at least 18 months while regulations are written and five state-approved producers and distributors are chosen.

Many senators say it will help alleviate suffering of children with seizures.

The bill doesn’t allow the drug to be sold in plant form or smoked. It could be administered through a vaporizer or in an oil base.

Marijuana could be prescribed for 10 diseases, including cancer, epilepsy, AIDS and neuropathy.

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