BANGOR, Maine (AP) — City officials in Bangor, Maine, have held their first discussion on where they should put a marijuana dispensary.
The Bangor Daily News reports a City Council committee met Tuesday to consider allowing dispensaries in most zones with certain exceptions, such as keeping them a reasonable distance from schools. Assistant City Solicitor Paul Nicklas said any state restriction would trump city restrictions.
Voters in November approved a statewide referendum that expands Maine’s medical marijuana law. It allows retail dispensaries where patients can legally buy pot with a doctor’s prescription.
Some councilors, such as Chairman Richard Stone, are opposed to the idea and suggested that Bangor consider a six-month moratorium, much like other communities.
Information from: Bangor Daily News, http://www.bangornews.com