Deering Oaks hosts medical marijuana festival

September 6th, 2012 by admin Leave a reply »

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Medical marijuana fest draws healthy amount of interest

The event at Deering Oaks includes booths, craft dealers, a massage station and a busy food concession.

By Beth Quimby
Staff Writer

and Edward D. Murphy
Staff Writer

PORTLAND – Josh Johnson, a horticultural student at Southern Maine Community College and sales associate at the High Tech Garden Supplies store in Portland, was one of the big hits at Saturday’s medical marijuana festival.

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Roger Leisner, left, sells buttons to Lisa Beaudreau of Augusta at the Atlantic CannaFEST at Deering Oaks in Portland on Saturday. Leisner and Hillary Lister, second from left, are members of Medical Marijuana Caregivers of Maine and promote the use of medical marijuana for people who can benefit from it.

Photos by Gordon Chibroski/ Staff Photographer

Visitors to the Atlantic CannaFEST at Deering Oaks on Saturday listened to music, speakers and promotions of medical marijuana. Here, visitors look at a calendar filled with photos of marijuana and information and sign a petition concerning medical marijuana at a table run by Medical Marijuana Caregivers of Maine. Roger Leisner, right, collects money for buttons and calendar sales to support the effort. Leisner was one of four 2012 winners of Maine Cannabis Awards. He ran the table with

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