Hallowell Marijuana Dispensary Holds Open House

January 13th, 2012 by admin Leave a reply »

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In the heart of downtown Hallowell, on the floor above the popular local pub, The Liberal Cup, is the second facility opened by the Wellness Connection. Faith Benedetti, who works in patient services, tells a small audience that includes Mayor Charlotte Warren what will be offered to patients.

“We will be having edible medicine, so maybe we’ll have some lozenges, we’ll have some cookies, we’ll have some treats. And the duration of those is much longer,” she says. “We’re also going to offer oral tinctures, and that’s a liquid medicine that you can take under your tongue.”

The ability to offer such a wide range of products, on top of the marijuana that can be smoked, and to provide them on a large scale is what distinguishes dispensaries from patient caregivers who are restricted to growing marijuana for five patients at a time.

The company’s top executive Becky DeKeuster took visitors on a tour of the dispensary, which resembles a spa, with calm green walls, and soothing music playing in the background. “The wellness services room is really one of the hearts of the building and at the end of the hallway there.”

Six dispensaries have opened already around the state, including this one in Hallowell, and another site in Thomaston operated by The Wellness Connection. But the fact that the non-profit still has

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