Maine proposal allows 8 marijuana dispensaries

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A legislative committee trying to implement Maine's new medical marijuana law has agreed on a plan that allows up to eight medical marijuana dispensaries across the state.

Patients and caregivers would have to register with the Department of Health and Human Services and obtain a state-issued identity card to legally purchase marijuana.

Maine is one of 13 states that allows medical use of marijuana. But there was no formal system for obtaining the marijuana other than growing small amounts until last November, when voters expanded the law.

Since then, the Legislature has been grappling with how to implement the changes.

The Kennebec Journal says the Health and Human Services Committee gave unanimous support Thursday. The full Legislature could take up the bill as early as next week.

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Information from: Kennebec Journal, http://www.kjonline.com/

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making me hungary

making me hungary

 's picture

This proposal is designed to

This proposal is designed to encourage the illegal sale of the drug at the local (street corner) level. Democrats encouraging small business growth?

RAYMOND FRECHETTE's picture

A good  first step, but

A good  first step, but marijuana and all drug use has to be re-evaluated and legalized where possible. We worked on the same thing almost 100 years ago on alcohol and the world is still the same. People want drugs, are buying drugs and using drugs. What we are doing now is the same as what you see in old films with the revenuers smashing stills in the woods. I say legalize drugs, set standards, and let the State operate stores as they used to for liquor. We will get rid of organized crime selling it, will empty our jails of drug law offenders, save the money we waste on drug eradication and all be the better for it.

Dave Wilson's picture

A good first step...

in the right direction, FINALLY!!

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