York board asked to reconsider approval of medical marijuana facility

July 25th, 2014 by admin Leave a reply »

YORK, Maine — A neighbor of the medical marijuana facility on White Birch Lane has asked the Board of Appeals to reconsider its July 9 decision allowing the growing of pot.

Michael Briggs of Emus Way filed the application for reconsideration on July 18. The Board of Appeals is expected to hear his application Wednesday, Aug. 13. Meetings start at 7 p.m. in the York Public Library.

In his application, Briggs takes issue with the Appeals Board’s decision that the manufacturing of medical marijuana does not represent a change of use from other manufacturing uses at White Birch Lane.

“Manufacturing of wood and wood products in no [way] resembles or is in the same stratosphere as producing a federally unlawful narcotic,” Briggs wrote in the application.

The Board of Appeals should consider how a change of use affects neighborhoods, Briggs said in his letter to the board.

On Wednesday, Briggs said his backyard abuts the White Birch Lane facility.

“I have four small children playing around the yard,” Briggs said Wednesday. “The traffic on the road basically snakes around my lot. The traffic on that road has been obnoxious; 2, 3, 4 o’clock in the morning, I see the [headlights] at my house. They tear up through this road all the time.”

Some nights there are five cars and on other nights, 20, he said. Many of the vehicles have out-of-state license plates from New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts, he said.

“It’s an overburden use of the road,” Briggs said.

He contends the Appeals Board erred when members

Article source: http://bangordailynews.com/2014/07/25/news/portland/york-board-asked-to-reconsider-approval-of-medical-marijuana-facility/


1 comment

  1. HempShare says:

    In the absence of THC, what is there to prohibit?

    Isn’t the prohibition of Cannabis because of the “active ingredient THC?”

    Isn’t THAT the narrative we have been spoon fed by the Democrat / Republican Political Syndicate?

    Well due to Decarboxylation we know that ANYONE who mentions THC – IS LYING! 🙂

    Do the research.