ELLSWORTH, Maine (AP) — The company planning to run a medical marijuana dispensary in Down East, Maine, has selected a site on Bucksport Road in Ellsworth for the business.

Maine Organic Therapy is going to open the dispensary on a 1.25-acre lot on Carriage Road.

Land owner Steven Joy has asked the planning board for a permit to construct the 1,201-square-foot building in the city’s commercial-light industrial zone.

Maine Organic Therapy is the nonprofit company designated by the state to operate a medical marijuana dispensary in Washington and Hancock counties.

Joy says he hopes the building can be ready by May.

Joy tells the Bangor Daily News, Maine Organic Therapy expects to have 400 patients this year and to grow to 700 patients within three years.

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