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Into the pot you go: Maine restaurant sedates lobsters with marijuana smoke

September 20th, 2018 by admin No comments »

Lobsters in one Maine restaurant go out in a blaze of glory once they hit the pot. The owner of a lobster joint is sedating her crustaceans with marijuana smoke before cooking them – granting them, she says, a blissfully humane death.

Charlotte Gill, owner of Charlotte’s Legendary Lobster Pound in Southwest Harbor, told the Portland Press Herald that she had been looking for a way to reduce the suffering of her signature menu item. She experimented with blowing marijuana smoke into a tank with one lobster, Roscoe (basically, she hot-boxed him). When Gill then removed Roscoe’s claw bands and returned him to a tank with the other lobsters, she says, he was less aggressive. Gill has a medical marijuana license.

She plans to offer this cooking method as an option for customers who want their lobsters to be baked before they’re boiled. But that doesn’t mean customers will get stoned from their dinner.

“THC breaks down completely by 392 degrees, therefore we will use both steam as well as a heat process that will expose the meat to 420-degree extended temperature, in order to ensure there is no possibility of carry-over effect,” Gill told the Press Herald. So where some see a humane death for the lobster, others see a waste of perfectly good weed.

Maine lobster pound sedating lobsters with marijuana smoke before being cooked

September 20th, 2018 by admin No comments »

A Maine lobster pound is hoping that baking their crustaceans is more humane – but we’re not talking about heat.

Charlotte’s Legendary Lobster Pound in Southwest Harbor is getting some of its lobsters high before cooking them, owner Charlotte Gill told WMTW News 8.

Gill, a registered medical marijuana caregiver, said she hoped doing this would be more humane.

“This restaurant was created on love,” she said. “That is its foundation and purpose. The idea is for all that come here to be able to reconnect with things that we have perhaps forgotten about as a society and reconnect with the past.”

In an experiment, Gill put a lobster into a box with a few inches of water. Marijuana smoke was then blown into the box. She claims the lobster was calmer for the next three weeks – she even released it back into the ocean.

Gill said she will use her new method at a customer’s request and she plans to build a larger tank to sedate multiple lobsters at once.

Earlier this year, researchers found lobsters have an advanced nervous system and may feel pain.

New laws in Switzerland were put into effect in February outlawing chilling Maine lobster on ice during transport. The law also bans boiling of lobster.

“I have made enough mistakes in my 47 years that I want to make sure that every action moving forward is one that I can live with, and also to show my son that his mom stands for what she believes

Article source: https://www.wmtw.com/article/maine-lobster-pound-sedating-lobsters-with-marijuana-smoke-before-being-cooked/23316280

Maine boat captain scheduled to plead guilty for death of two crew …

September 20th, 2018 by admin No comments »
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By Lauren Abbate, BDN Staff
September 19, 2018 4:50 pm

A Cushing boat captain is scheduled to plead guilty next week to causing the death of two of his crew members when his boat sank four years ago.

Christopher A. Hutchinson, 30, is scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in Portland Sept. 25 and plead guilty to two counts of seaman’s manslaughter, according to a plea agreement filed in court last week.

Hutchinson is charged with causing the death of his two crew members, Tyler Sawyer, 15, of St. George and Waldoboro, and Tom Hammond, 27, of Rockland, when his lobsterboat, No Limits, sank 20 miles off the coast of Port Clyde Nov. 1, 2014.

Sawyer and Hammond were never found.

Prosecutors are recommending that Hutchinson serve two years in prison followed by three years of supervised release. As part of the agreement, Hutchinson has agreed to the set of facts set forth by the prosecution.

The prosecution alleges that on the day before the Nov. 1, 2014, fishing trip, Hutchinson illegally purchased 20 30-milligram oxycodone pills, smoked marijuana,

Article source: http://bangordailynews.com/2018/09/19/news/midcoast/maine-boat-captain-scheduled-to-plead-guilty-for-death-of-two-crew-members/

Kennebec Journal Sept. 19 police log

September 20th, 2018 by admin No comments »

IN AUGUSTA, Tuesday at 5:21 a.m., suspicious activity was reported on Cony Street.

8:15 a.m., a traffic accident with injury was reported on Sewall Street.

9:09 a.m., a well-being check was done on Cedar Street.

9:28 a.m., criminal trespass was reported on Cony Street.

9:36 a.m., suspicious activity was reported on Cony Street.

9:39 a.m., suspicious activity was reported on Water Street.

9:55 a.m., suspicious activity was reported on Winthrop Street.

10:06 a.m., a well-being check was done on Water Street.

10:39 a.m., criminal mischief was reported on Lone Indian Trail.

12:17 p.m., shoplifting was reported on Eastern Avenue.

1:16 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Eastern Avenue.

1:27 p.m., a mental health and well-being check was done on Spring Road.

2:21 p.m., a mental health and well-being check was done on Northern Avenue.

3:18 p.m., a well-being check was done on Cedar Street.

4:12 p.m., mental health and well-being checks were done at locations around the city.

4:34 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Page Street.

8:02 p.m., criminal threatening was reported on Malta Street.

8:38 p.m., a mental health and well-being check was done on Eastern Avenue.

8:53 p.m., a hit-and-run traffic accident was reported on Crossing Way.

9:48 p.m., a mental health and well-being check was done on Sewall Street.

10:36 p.m., harassment was reported on Water Street.

Wednesday at 1:15 a.m., a mental health and well-being check was done on Windsor Lane.

4:08 a.m., a mental health and well-being check was done on Rolands Way.

4:34 a.m., a well-being check was done on Old Belgrade Road.

IN GARDINER, Tuesday at 7:33 p.m., stolen property was recovered on Highland Avenue.

8:11 p.m.,

Article source: https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/09/19/kennebec-journal-sept-19-police-log-5/

Maine boat captain scheduled to plead guilty for death of two crew members

September 19th, 2018 by admin No comments »
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By Lauren Abbate, BDN Staff
September 19, 2018 4:50 pm

A Cushing boat captain is scheduled to plead guilty next week to causing the death of two of his crew members when his boat sank four years ago.

Christopher A. Hutchinson, 30, is scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in Portland Sept. 25 and plead guilty to two counts of seaman’s manslaughter, according to a plea agreement filed in court last week.

Hutchinson is charged with causing the death of his two crew members, Tyler Sawyer, 15, of St. George and Waldoboro, and Tom Hammond, 27, of Rockland, when his lobsterboat, No Limits, sank 20 miles off the coast of Port Clyde Nov. 1, 2014.

Sawyer and Hammond were never found.

Prosecutors are recommending that Hutchinson serve two years in prison followed by three years of supervised release. As part of the agreement, Hutchinson has agreed to the set of facts set forth by the prosecution.

The prosecution alleges that on the day before the Nov. 1, 2014, fishing trip, Hutchinson illegally purchased 20 30-milligram oxycodone pills, smoked marijuana,

Article source: http://bangordailynews.com/2018/09/19/news/midcoast/maine-boat-captain-scheduled-to-plead-guilty-for-death-of-two-crew-members/

Maine restaurant gets lobsters high before killing them

September 19th, 2018 by admin No comments »
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By Bill Trotter, BDN Staff
September 19, 2018 9:40 am

Updated: September 19, 2018 10:00 am

In an effort to be more humane, a retail lobster pound owner on Mount Desert Island is giving her customers the chance to buy lobsters that have been exposed to marijuana smoke before they are cooked.

Charlotte Gill, owner of Charlotte’s Legendary Lobster Pound in the Southwest Harbor village of Seawall, has experimented with blowing marijuana smoke into a box with a lobster in it before the lobster goes in the cooking pot, according to reports by the weekly Mount Desert Islander newspaper and television station WMTW.

Gill, a licensed medical marijuana caregiver, told the Islander that the practice is “kinder” for the lobster and results in better-tasting lobster meat.

“I feel bad that when lobsters come here there is no exit strategy,” Gill told the weekly newspaper. The pound “is a unique place, and you get to do such unique things but at the expense of this little creature. I’ve really been trying to figure

Article source: http://bangordailynews.com/2018/09/19/news/hancock/maine-lobster-pound-uses-marijuana-to-calm-crustaceans-before-boil/

Maine restaurant to get lobsters high off marijuana smoke before killing them: ‘It is more humane’

September 19th, 2018 by admin No comments »


A restaurant in Maine is experimenting with using marijuana to keep lobsters calm. The owner claims the process is 'more humane.'
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Maine restaurant gets lobsters ‘high’ before killing them

A restaurant in Maine is experimenting with using marijuana to keep lobsters calm. The owner claims the process is ‘more humane.’

Charlotte’s Legendary Lobster Pound in Maine currently offers its lobsters steamed or boiled. But the owner is really hoping you’ll enjoy them baked out of their skulls.

Charlotte Gill, who opened Charlotte’s Legendary Lobster Pound in Southwest Harbor seven years ago, is experimenting with getting the lobsters high off marijuana smoke before killing and cooking them, believing it to be more humane than the traditional methods.

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Article source: http://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/2018/09/18/maine-restaurant-to-get-lobsters-high-off-marijuana-smoke-before-killing-them-it-is-more-humane.html

Amid protests, Portland council delays vote on moratorium for pot-related businesses

September 18th, 2018 by admin No comments »

A Washington State cannabis business has sunk a half-million dollars into building a new testing and processing lab in Portland.

On the outside, the Caddie Lane property looks like any other manufacturing startup, a no-frills, neat-as-a-pin building tucked away in a no-name industrial park off of a major city thoroughfare. Despite the grow operation inside, there is not a whiff of marijuana in the air. The only tipoff to what is going on inside is a sign on the door that bans cannabis smoking outside the building.

Ben Brooks, 19, of Windham fills out paperwork at the counter this month before making medical marijuana purchases at Ganja Candy Factory in Portland.

But the owners of the business, which goes under the name Xtracted New England, say they are on the verge of opening a top-notch, engineer-certified, explosion-proof operation at the location that will create 20 new jobs, the least of which will pay $15 an hour and the best of which will come with a six-figure salary. They’re just waiting on the final city permit.

“We aren’t here to cut corners,” one of Xtracted New England’s co-owners told the City Council during its meeting Monday night. “We are here to provide a high-quality product to the patients of Maine. We are providing a safe, secure and profitable atmosphere for employees, neighbors and the city of Portland. We’d love to continue to set the precedent for what extraction labs should be like.”

The man only gave his first name, Sean, while addressing

Article source: https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/18/portland-councilors-delay-decision-on-pot-moratorium/

Portland councilors delay decision on pot moratorium

September 18th, 2018 by admin No comments »

PORTLAND – The City Council voted Monday night to delay a vote on a proposed moratorium on new medical marijuana retail shops, extraction labs and test labs until Oct. 1.

At the urging of Mayor Ethan Strimling, the council opted to postpone its vote to have time to review documents about proposed and already approved marijuana businesses that city staff sent out Monday afternoon.

The moratorium requires seven votes to pass because Portland wants to apply it retroactively to July 9, the day state lawmakers approved a law that gives cities limited regulatory authority over medical caregiver retail shops.

This story will be updated.


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