AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine has received 19 applications from nonprofit groups hoping to operate a medical mairjuana dispensary in either York County or Down East.

Maine’s new medical marijuana law allows one dispensary in each of the state’s eight public health districts. Last month, three companies were chosen to operate six of them.

The Morning Sentinel reports among the applicants are Lucas Sirois, a Farmington contractor who does business as Today’s Herbal Care, and Freese Fuller of Hallowell.

Sirois submitted two applications — one for a dispensary in Sullivan and another in Biddeford. He previously applied to open dispensaries in western Maine, central Maine and York County.

Fuller, whose group is called The Healing Center, proposes to open a clinic in Ellsworth.


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