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Two criticize banning medical marijuana dispensaries in Old Orchard Beach at Town Council public hearing

July 19th, 2018 by admin No comments »

On Tuesday, Old Orchard Beach Town Council held a public hearing on a proposal to ban medical marijuana storefronts. A father and son spoke against the proposed prohibition. JOURNAL TRIBUNE file photo

OLD ORCHARD BEACH — A local businessman said the town is opening itself to a lawsuit if a proposed ordinance prohibiting medical marijuana storefront businesses is passed.

The town has been under a moratorium on medical marijuana storefronts to allow time to create an ordinance to govern them.

The town is proposing an ordinance change that defines medical marijuana storefronts and prohibits them town-wide. The Planning Board recommended the proposed ordinance change with a 4 to 1 vote. The Town Council will hold a final vote on the proposed ordinance amendment at a later date.

Two people, a father and son, spoke about the proposed ordinance change at a public hearing on Tuesday night.

Tom Mourmouras runs Fiscal Financial Therapy in Portland, and his father, Peter, runs the Tax Doctor in Old Orchard Beach. The two have many clients with marijuana-related businesses.

Peter Mourmouras said over the past seven months, he and his son have asked the town manager, the town planner, and the Planning Board to answer “one simple question” and no one has even attempted to answer it.

“What is the difference between a medical marijuana storefront which you are proposing to ban, and a medical

Article source: https://www.journaltribune.com/articles/front-page/two-criticize-banning-medical-marijuna-dispensaries-in-old-orchard-beach-at-town-council-public-hearing/

Two criticize banning medical marijuna dispensaries in Old Orchard Beach at Town Council public hearing

July 19th, 2018 by admin No comments »

On Tuesday, Old Orchard Beach Town Council held a public hearing on a proposal to ban medical marijuana storefronts. A father and son spoke against the proposed prohibition. JOURNAL TRIBUNE file photo

OLD ORCHARD BEACH — A local businessman said the town is opening itself to a lawsuit if a proposed ordinance prohibiting medical marijuana storefront businesses is passed.

The town has been under a moratorium on medical marijuana storefronts to allow time to create an ordinance to govern them.

The town is proposing an ordinance change that defines medical marijuana storefronts and prohibits them town-wide. The Planning Board recommended the proposed ordinance change with a 4 to 1 vote. The Town Council will hold a final vote on the proposed ordinance amendment at a later date.

Two people, a father and son, spoke about the proposed ordinance change at a public hearing on Tuesday night.

Tom Mourmouras runs Fiscal Financial Therapy in Portland, and his father, Peter, runs the Tax Doctor in Old Orchard Beach. The two have many clients with marijuana-related businesses.

Peter Mourmouras said over the past seven months, he and his son have asked the town manager, the town planner, and the Planning Board to answer “one simple question” and no one has even attempted to answer it.

“What is the difference between a medical marijuana storefront which you are proposing to ban, and a medical

Article source: https://www.journaltribune.com/articles/front-page/two-criticize-banning-medical-marijuna-dispensaries-in-old-orchard-beach-at-town-council-public-hearing/

Woman convicted in son’s death "disappointed" over appeal

July 19th, 2018 by admin No comments »

AUGUSTA, Maine – A woman convicted of manslaughter in the death of her infant son is “disappointed” that Maine’s high court rejected an appeal of her 13-year prison sentence.

A lawyer for Troy resident Miranda Hopkins said Wednesday that her client did not kill her baby and will continue trying to prove her innocence. The Maine Supreme Judicial Court affirmed Tuesday the court’s conviction.

A court in December found Hopkins drank shots of liquor and smoked marijuana on the night of her infant son’s death.

Hopkins initially told police she “blacked out” and awoke to find her 7-week-old son cold and “beat to hell.” She told police one of her two autistic sons may have caused the baby’s injuries. The baby’s cause of death was listed as blunt force head injuries.

Article source: http://www.wagmtv.com/content/news/Woman-convicted-in-sons-death-disappointed-over-appeal-488550891.html

Second medical marijuana facility planned for downtown Rockland – Courier

July 18th, 2018 by admin No comments »

Rockland — A second medical marijuana facility is planned for downtown Rockland.

Mark Crockett from Pen Bay Alternative Inc. of Benton has filed an application with the Rockland Code Enforcement Office to open the pot facility at 266 Main St. That is the building currently leased by Hill’s Seafood for its restaurant.

The Rockland Planning Board will hold its first review of the plan at its Tuesday, Aug. 7, meeting.

Crockett said currently medical marijuana caregivers have to meet patients in homes or parking lots. He said having a place to grow the plants and allowing patients to come in for education, advice and privacy would be an improvement.

Under the state law that will take effect Oct. 1, Crockett said he will be able to produce 30 plants and provide that to as many people as needed to consume those 30 plants.

He said a group of investors have an agreement to purchase the 266 Main St., which is at the intersection with Myrtle Street. He said the sale is contingent on approval of the medical marijuana production application by the Planning Board.

The 266 Main St. site is currently owned by Bricks Inc., which is owned by Kate and Mike Miller.

He said that he plans on opening the facility in six to 12 months.

Crockett spoke before the Rockland City Council July 2 and asked it to hold a workshop to discuss marijuana regulations.

The state law that allows for recreational marijuana will take effect about Oct. 1. But that

Article source: https://knox.villagesoup.com/p/second-medical-marijuana-facility-planned-for-downtown-rockland/1764818

Second pot dispensary planned for downtown Rockland – Courier

July 18th, 2018 by admin No comments »

Rockland — A second medical marijuana facility is planned for downtown Rockland.

Mark Crockett from Pen Bay Alternative Inc. of Benton has filed an application with the Rockland Code Enforcement Office to open the pot facility at 266 Main St. That is the building currently leased by Hill’s Seafood for its restaurant.

The Rockland Planning Board will hold its first review of the plan at its Tuesday, Aug. 7, meeting.

Crockett said currently medical marijuana caregivers have to meet patients in homes or parking lots. He said having a place to grow the plants and allowing patients to come in for education, advice and privacy would be an improvement.

Under the state law that will take effect Oct. 1, Crockett said he will be able to produce 30 plants and provide that to as many people as needed to consume those 30 plants.

He said a group of investors have an agreement to purchase the 266 Main St., which is at the intersection with Myrtle Street. He said the sale is contingent on approval of the medical marijuana production application by the Planning Board.

The 266 Main St. site is currently owned by Bricks Inc., which is owned by Kate and Mike Miller.

He said that he plans on opening the facility in six to 12 months.

Crockett spoke before the Rockland City Council July 2 and asked it to hold a workshop to discuss marijuana regulations.

The state law that allows for recreational marijuana will take effect about Oct. 1. But that

Article source: https://knox.villagesoup.com/p/second-pot-dispensary-planned-for-downtown-rockland/1764818

What the Legislature did and didn’t do this year

July 17th, 2018 by admin No comments »

With the Maine Legislature inching closer to adjourning for the year, it’s a good time to update constituents on what my colleagues and I have achieved and what work remains unfinished.

While there have been many flashy headlines out there playing up partisan conflict, most of the major bills we passed this year had unanimous or near-unanimous support.

This month we passed several funding measures with broad bipartisan votes that make critical investments in families and Maine’s workforce.  

We boosted pay for the direct care workers who care for seniors and people with developmental disabilities and autism. This will alleviate the workforce crisis in both areas, improve the quality of care for some of Maine’s most vulnerable citizens and help more working people get ahead.

We also allocated funding to shrink many of the Health and Human Services waitlists. Now, many vulnerable Mainers, like those with intellectual disabilities, will have faster access to the services they need to live a more independent life.

Lawmakers closed a gap in the school funding formula, preventing potential property tax increases and ensuring that all Maine students, including special education students, will have a better chance to get a quality education. And, in a victory for our children’s health, we restored funding for several school-based health clinics around the state.

We closed a similar funding gap that put Maine’s county jails at risk so that county law enforcement officers could continue to do the excellent work they do keeping us safe.

We created a fund to help low-income

Article source: http://fiddleheadfocus.com/2018/07/17/opinion/what-the-legislature-did-and-didnt-do-this-year/

Lawmakers endorse sweeping medical marijuana reforms

July 17th, 2018 by admin No comments »

Maine lawmakers overturned Gov. Paul LePage’s veto to pass a sweeping medical marijuana reform bill Monday.

The Maine House voted 119-23 and the Maine Senate voted 25-8 to override the Republican governor’s veto and adopt legislation that will allow patients to use marijuana if a doctor deems it medically beneficial, grant six new medical dispensary licenses, permit caregivers to expand their business operations and give the state and municipalities more power to regulate them.

“Maine’s medical cannabis program is already one of the best in the country,” said Sen. Eric Brakey, R-Auburn, who as co-chairman of the health and human services committee helped write the new law. “The passage of L.D. 1539 will make it even stronger. More access and choice for patients. More flexibility for legal businesses. And more integrity to the overall program.”

LePage, a staunch marijuana opponent, has vetoed almost every piece of marijuana legislation that has come across his desk. He has vocally criticized Maine’s medical marijuana program, targeting the state’s network of 3,000 caregivers who can treat up to five patients at a time. He says the caregiver system has run amok and lacks sufficient state oversight.

In his veto letter on the reform bill, LePage focused on a part of the law that allows caregivers to open storefronts, a practice that already occurs now but that some towns claim was not allowed by state law, and the elimination of the qualifying conditions list, which required patients

Article source: https://www.pressherald.com/2018/07/09/lawmakers-endorse-sweeping-medical-marijuana-reforms/

Waterville Housing Authority bans smoking on its properties

July 15th, 2018 by admin No comments »

WATERVILLE — Dorothy Gilley and Guy Farmer were having a cigarette on a recent afternoon on the sidewalk outside their apartments at Elm Towers.

The location was less than ideal.

“In the wintertime, we’re going to have to come out here, along with the handicap and elderly people,” said Farmer, 55. “There are some 90-year-old people who can’t walk to the sidewalk or across the street.”

His companion pointed to the sidewalk littered with cigarette butts.

“It’s already starting to look like a mess out here,” Gilley said.

Since 2009, tenants of the Waterville Housing Authority haven’t been allowed to smoke in housing authority buildings, but a new policy implemented July 1 is now extending that to all Waterville Housing Authority property, including outside grounds and parking areas.

The change has some tenants, such as Gilley and Farmer, upset and worried about the feasibility for elderly and handicapped residents.

Some have protested outside the Elm Towers building in the July heat with signs that say, “Our rights are being taken from us,” and “Unfair practices from WHA/HUD. No rights for elderly and disabled.”

“I can understand not wanting people to smoke in the building, but taking it away from the property?” said Gilley, 72. “We have a gazebo and a picnic table. It looks ridiculous, all these people out here smoking on the sidewalk.”

The changes in Waterville stem in part from a 2016 rule implemented by the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department requiring all federally funded public housing agencies to implement smoke-free policies within

Article source: https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/07/13/waterville-housing-authority-bans-smoking-on-properties/

Central Maine police log for July 14

July 14th, 2018 by admin No comments »

IN AUGUSTA, Friday at 5:01 a.m., suspicious activity was reported on Whitten Road.

5:34 a.m., simple assault was reported on Mount Vernon Avenue.

6:17 a.m., property was recovered on Whitten Road.

8:40 a.m., indecency was reported on Memorial Circle.

9:10 a.m., theft of a motor vehicle was reported on Penobscot Street.

9:24 a.m., criminal mischief was reported on Winter Street.

9:53 a.m., a well-being check was done on Court Street.

10:33 a.m., property was recovered on Bangor Street.

10:40 a.m., property was recovered on Union Street.

11:01 a.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Crossing Way.

11:51 a.m., property was recovered on Stone Street.

12:26 p.m., property was recovered on Union Street.

12:41 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Senator Way.

1:03 p.m., gross sexual assault was reported by a caller on North Street.

1:34 p.m., a dangerous dog was reported on South Belfast Avenue.

1:52 p.m., property was recovered on Union Street.

2:22 p.m., property was recovered on Civic Center Drive.

2:33 p.m., criminal mischief was reported on Water Street.

3:39 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Front Street.

4:29 p.m., a mental health and well-being check was done on Capitol Street.

5:42 p.m., property was recovered on Bangor and Patterson streets.

5:47 p.m., a disturbance was reported on Mount Vernon Avenue.

5:59 p.m., an overdose rescue was done on Water Street.

6:08 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Gage Street.

6:50 p.m., an animal well-being check was done on Civic Center Drive.

8:10 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Maple Street.

11:03 p.m., a disturbance was reported on Water Street.

Saturday at 12:27 a.m., suspicious activity was reported on Stevens Road.

1:43 a.m., criminal trespassing was reported

Article source: https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/07/14/central-maine-police-log-for-july-14/