Gardiner officials to consider extending temporary ban on pot-related business

October 30th, 2017 by admin Leave a reply »

Gardiner elected officials will decide this week whether to extend the temporary ban on allowing recreational marijuana-related enterprises in the city.

Like many other communities across Maine, Gardiner put in place a moratorium last year to give city officials time to consider whether they want social clubs and retail pot shops in Gardiner at all, and if so, where they should go.

One of the varieties of medical marijuana for sale on July 7 at the new Summit Medical Marijuana storefront on Water Street in Gardiner. City officials are working on regulations for the sale of recreational marijuana.One of the varieties of medical marijuana for sale on July 7 at the new Summit Medical Marijuana storefront on Water Street in Gardiner. City officials are working on regulations for the sale of recreational marijuana.

When voters narrowly passed the state-wide referendum on legalizing recreational pot, they also paved the way for the foundation of a slate of pot-related businesses to launch in the state.

Because they are a new class of business, the land use ordinances for those cities and towns that have them did not take into account this class of businesses. They have put in place temporary bans to allow them time to draft proposed ordinances or consider whether to ban some or all of the businesses.

At the state level, Gov. Paul LePage has until Friday to decide whether to sign a marijuana bill adopted by state legislators in special session last Monday. While he has often

Article source: http://www.centralmaine.com/2017/10/30/gardiner-officials-to-consider-expanding-temporary-ban-on-pot-related-business/

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