Maine Voices: Prescription for medical marijuana not quite right

March 8th, 2011 by admin Leave a reply »

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Maine Voices: Prescription for medical marijuana not quite right

SOUTH PORTLAND — There are many arguments for and against medical marijuana. This is not intended to incite that debate. For more than a decade, Maine law has allowed certain “patients” to possess, use and grow marijuana.

Regulations about the size and number of plants raise problems that affect public safety and law enforcement.

2011 Press Herald file

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lt. Frank Clark, a former state drug agent and 22-year veteran of the South Portland Police Department, currently oversees the department’s Community Response Unit and Office of Professional Standards.

The intent here is to provide some insight on a few of the unintended consequences created by last year’s revision and implementation of the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Act.

Beyond the newly created dispensaries, Maine’s current medical marijuana law allows a registered patient to possess up to 2.5 ounces of processed marijuana and six marijuana plants for their personal use; a registered primary caregiver may possess up to 2.5 ounces of processed marijuana, and up to six marijuana plants, both for up to five separate patients.

So by the letter of the law,

Article source: http://www.pressherald.com/opinion/prescription-for-medical-marijuana-not-quite-right_2011-03-08.html

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