Pot Dispensary Picks Site off Bucksport Road

February 16th, 2011 by admin Leave a reply »

ELLSWORTH — Maine Organic Therapy has decided to open its medical marijuana dispensary on Carriage Way, which is off Bucksport Road on a parcel that belongs to developer Steve Joy.

Joy will present an application for the construction of a 2,101-square-foot building for the dispensary to the Planning Board at its March 2 meeting.

“We’re hoping to have it done end of April, first of May,” Joy said.

The dispensary site is across the road from Vernon Shapazian’s garage and near the intersection of Bucksport Road and Christian Ridge Road.

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) last fall selected Maine Organic Therapy to carry the license to dispense medical marijuana in Hancock and Washington counties.

Cathy Cobb, DHHS director of licensing and regulatory division, said Maine Organic Therapy has been issued a certificate of registration so it can begin the growing process.

The growing facility is in Biddeford.

Maine Organic Therapy lists on its website a handful of marijuana strains that will be available, including “Trainwreck” and “The Church.”

The organization states that “Trainwreck” is great for the patient who suffers from mild headaches or sleep disorders.

Maine Organic Therapy says the following about “The Church”:

“Rather than the jolt of heavy hitting strains, The Church offers a mild, progressive high that doesn’t rule out work, play or socializing.”

Maine Organic Therapy has also begun advertising in newspapers across the state that it has begun accepting qualified patients and offers free delivery.

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