Maine Patients Now Choose From a Variety of Medical Marijuana

February 13th, 2013 by admin Leave a reply »

BIDDEFORD, Maine — A type of store Massachusetts has never seen
before could soon be opening in a neighborhood near you: a medical
marijuana dispensary. The new state law that went into effect last
month allows up to 35 of them. And some communities, worried
they’ll be a negative influence, are trying to ban these
businesses.

In the state of Maine, eight dispensaries have opened over the
last couple of years. So we visited one in the city of Biddeford to
see how it works.

We found that although the names of the two dozen strains of
marijuana sold there — names like Plushberry, Qrazy Train, Querkle,
Space Bomb and Sweet Island Skunk, which are standard names
nationwide — are pretty irreverent, the dispensary is otherwise
quite low-key. In fact, the Biddeford police chief didn’t even
realize it was there until we called him to ask if it has attracted
any law enforcement attention. For the record, it hasn’t. It’s in a
nondescript commercial condominium building along with several
doctors’ offices. The only indication of a dispensary is a plain
little sign that reads Canuvo. It’s a made-up name that combines
the words “cannabis” and “new.”

Article source: http://reason.com/24-7/2013/02/13/maine-patients-now-choose-from-a-variety

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