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By CBS 13
June 7, 2018 3:23 pm

AUBURN, Maine — As the city of Auburn proposes a marijuana moratorium, some medical marijuana caregivers could be forced to shut down.

There are currently five medical marijuana storefronts in Auburn, and while this proposed moratorium is still in the early stages, those businesses owners are afraid they may be put out of business.

“It’s horrible that the city of Auburn would want to put [an end] to these businesses,” said Dan Jackson of one such business, Fire Pharms.

Medical marijuana storefronts have been popping up across Auburn, but city leaders say it’s unregulated.

“We had a day care call and complain that the city would allow one of these places to go in next to their day care,” Auburn Police Chief Phillip Crowell told city councilors.

This week, the city proposed a moratorium that would prevent medical and retail marijuana storefronts from opening for 180 days, but local caregivers say this is a public service.

“It would be devastating,” Shannon Gogan of Legal Peaces told CBS 13. “We provide

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