Marijuana dispensary taps financing

August 4th, 2011 by admin Leave a reply »

Posted: 2:09 PM
Updated: 2:33 PM

Marijuana dispensary taps financing

By Michael Shepherd
Staff Writer

AUGUSTA — Maine’s largest medical marijuana dispensary unexpectedly disclosed that the president of a prominent California dispensary chain is the point person for a new financing deal it says will allow them to open its first Maine dispensary “within weeks.”

REBECCA DEKEUSTER, Northeast Patients Group executive director

The Wellness and Pain Management Connection LLC was named as the financier of an eight-year, $1.6 million loan, which, according to documents provided to the Kennebec Journal by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, will be paid back at 8.5 percent interest per year.

A database search of the Wellness and Pain Management Connection LLC found that the limited-liability company was formed only Wednesday in Delaware, the same day the agreement was finalized.

The collective, according to documents, is comprised of The Farmacy Institute for Wellness of West Hollywood, Calif., and Cuttino Mobley, a former NBA and Maine Central Institute basketball player.

JoAnna LaForce is the president of The Farmacy, which operates a chain of marijuana dispensaries in California. According to the term sheet released today, she will “oversee and support

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