Medical marijuana a reality in Maine

March 17th, 2013 by admin Leave a reply »

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Sunday, March 17, 2013


Glenn Peterson owns a business in the lower level of a commercial condominium office complex off of busy Route 111. His work is done behind a series of securely locked doors.

The only way to get in is to be buzzed in. Only if you are expected. Only if you are recognized.

Inside is where Mr. Peterson, a self-described frugal farmer and artist, plies his trade.

“I don’t make things. I solve problems creatively,” Mr. Peterson said.

The problem he is focused on currently: illness and pain. The creative solution he is offering: medical marijuana in all its various forms — buds, extracts, balms and baked goods.

Mr. Peterson and his wife, Sage Peterson, own Canuvo Inc., a medical marijuana dispensary that holds one of eight dispensary licenses in Maine. Canuvo serves York County, and Mr. Peterson said his dispensary and the marijuana that he is licensed to grow is just an extension of his art.

Since 1999, Maine has allowed for patients and caregivers to grow enough marijuana to serve five patients each. In

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