Medical marijuana-growing business may be evicted from former Rockland school – Courier

December 1st, 2017 by admin Leave a reply »

Rockland — Rockland officials are scheduled to meet Thursday afternoon, Nov. 30, with a medical marijuana caregiver who has been told by the city to move his pot-growing operations out of the Lincoln Street Center.

The medical marijuana-growing operation has been using space in the former school for the past two years, according to state-licensed medical marijuana caregiver Larry Reeves.

Reeves appeared before the Rockland City Council Nov. 6 to defend his operations.

Code Enforcement Officer John Root said  a medical marijuana-growing operation is not a permitted use in the building. The Lincoln Street Center is adjacent to the McLain School and is now leased to “artists and makers,” according to its website.

Reeves said he disagrees with the city’s contention that he is in violation of the zoning laws of Rockland. He has been told to move out of the building by the end of January.

The caregiver said he is concerned about having to move his growing operation in January, saying if it is snowing it could damage the plants.

Medical marijuana caregivers are licensed by the state and the caregivers are allowed to grow in their homes.

Reeves told councilors he grows for five medical marijuana patients.

“Most have cancer. Some I give the marijuana to,” he said.

He said this was a medical issue and that he has helped people get off oxycodone  by using marijuana.

“We really need to look at this from a humanistic, populist view. A great deal of society, including in Rockland, use cannabis,” Reeves said.

The city agreed to meet with

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