Medical pot dispensary opening nears

October 23rd, 2011 by admin Leave a reply »


Posted: 12:00 AM

Medical pot dispensary opening nears

By Susan McMillan
Staff Writer

HALLOWELL — The operator of central Maine’s medical marijuana dispensary says it is on track to open by the end of the month.

A marijuana dispensary above the Liberal Cup in Hallowell is set to open at the end of this month.

Staff photo by Andy Molloy

At first, however, the dispensary will serve patients only by appointment. Patients with prescriptions will not be able to walk in and buy medication until sometime later, Northeast Patients Group Executive Director Becky DeKeuster said.

“As all of the dispensary operators are finding out, this is inventory-driven,” she said. “It’s not something that we can churn out in a day, so we’re all building up our inventory.”

Northeast Patients Group began growing marijuana in May in Thomaston, where it also operates a dispensary that opened in September.

Northeast also has licenses to operate dispensaries in Portland and Bangor; those have not opened.

Contractors in Halllowell are preparing the second-floor space above the Liberal Cup in Hallowell for the dispensary. Most of the money for renovations has gone into security, though the parking lot behind the building was also resurfaced, and there will be interior design work to do,

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