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  1. Ron Strider

    ME: Medical Marijuana Caregivers: New Rules Not As Bad As Expected

    Medical marijuana caregivers say Maine's new program rules may not be as bad — or require as much work to follow — as they had initially feared. Some caregivers say the new rules may even help the industry by legitimizing certain practices that were once considered legally murky, like patient...
  2. Ron Strider

    ME: Medical Marijuana Caregivers Are Hit With A Flurry Of New State Rules

    Maine is cracking down on how caregivers grow and distribute medical marijuana, allowing surprise inspections and implementing a plant-to-patient tracking system. The state Department of Health and Human Services issued new rules Wednesday that tighten Maine's fast-growing and changing...
  3. Ron Strider

    ME: Caregivers Raise Alarm At Hearing Over Proposed Changes To Med Marijuana Rules

    Two years ago, doctors found a brain tumor in Michelle Caminos' 2-year-old son that persisted despite surgeries, radiation and chemo. The Waterville higher-education consultant was desperate when she asked the neurosurgeon about cannabis. He told her it would be "almost irresponsible to not...
  4. Ron Strider

    ME: Medical Marijuana Providers Seek First Chance At Retail Sales In Maine

    Other states have let some sell early while rules for new stores are created, but who would qualify is debatable. Medical marijuana dispensaries and caregivers are quietly lobbying state lawmakers to allow them to sell pot to recreational users before retail cannabis stores open in Maine next...
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    Recent Changes In MMJ Laws?

    Hey all I was wondering if someone could catch me up on what changes have been made in the Mi MMJ laws/bills in the last 6 months or so, regarding both patients and caregivers. If I understand it correctly, the "only flower is covered by your card" deal is over, and we as patients can once...
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    CO: Medical Marijuana Caregivers Face New Grow Limits In 2017

    Colorado Springs, Colo. - Medical marijuana caregivers are facing a new limit in the number of plants they'll be able to grow in 2017. State Senate Bill 14, passed in the 2015 legislative session is set to take affect Sunday, will limit caregivers to growing 99 plants for their maximum of...
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    MI: Judge Hears Arguments In Class Action Marijuana Lawsuit

    Detroit, Mich. - A judge on Wednesday heard arguments in a federal class action lawsuit filed by medical marijuana patients and caregivers against several Michigan law enforcement and crime lab officials. The suit, filed in June, claims that because of false lab reports, prosecutors are...
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    MI: Judge Hears Arguments In Class Action Marijuana Lawsuit

    Detroit, Mich. - A judge on Wednesday heard arguments in a federal class action lawsuit filed by medical marijuana patients and caregivers against several Michigan law enforcement and crime lab officials. The suit, filed in June, claims that because of false lab reports, prosecutors are...
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    United By Pot, Divided By Policy - How Maine's Pro-Marijuana Forces Disagree

    Augusta, Maine - If you only knew that Mike Damron and Benny Carrasco were licensed to grow medical marijuana in Maine, you'd assume they support the recreational legalization proposal in Question 1 on Maine's 2016 ballot. But you'd be wrong. Damron of Augusta is against it, saying it'll hurt...
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    United By Pot, Divided By Policy - How Maine's Pro-Marijuana Forces Disagree

    Augusta, Maine - If you only knew that Mike Damron and Benny Carrasco were licensed to grow medical marijuana in Maine, you'd assume they support the recreational legalization proposal in Question 1 on Maine's 2016 ballot. But you'd be wrong. Damron of Augusta is against it, saying it'll hurt...
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    ME: Saco Restricts Where Medical Marijuana Can Be Grown

    The Saco City Council has approved an ordinance that restricts where medical marijuana caregivers can grow pot. The small-scale marijuana growers, known under state law as caregivers, must either grow in their homes or in two of the city's industrial zones. Zoning rules adopted Monday...
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    OR: Saco Restricts Where Medical Marijuana Can Be Grown

    The Saco City Council has approved an ordinance that restricts where medical marijuana caregivers can grow pot. The small-scale marijuana growers, known under state law as caregivers, must either grow in their homes or in two of the city's industrial zones. Zoning rules adopted Monday...
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    OR: City Council Moves Forward With Zoning Restrictions For Medical Cannabis Growers

    The Saco City Council gave initial approval Monday to code changes that would require medical marijuana caregivers to grow their product in industrial zoned areas unless they were cultivating the plants in their primary residence. The zoning changes, if approved with a second and final vote...
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    OR: City Council Moves Forward With Zoning Restrictions For Medical Cannabis Growers

    The Saco City Council gave initial approval Monday to code changes that would require medical marijuana caregivers to grow their product in industrial zoned areas unless they were cultivating the plants in their primary residence. The zoning changes, if approved with a second and final vote...
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    ME: Marijuana Caregivers Flourish As Medical Demand Grows

    Saco - Brett Messer and Stephanie Caron operate Brigid Farm in a nondescript building in Saco's industrial zone. There are no signs that hint at what takes place behind the building's locked doors. In Unity, Dawson Julia operates a 14,000-square-foot warehouse on a main road through town...
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    ME: Marijuana Caregivers Flourish As Medical Demand Grows

    Saco - Brett Messer and Stephanie Caron operate Brigid Farm in a nondescript building in Saco's industrial zone. There are no signs that hint at what takes place behind the building's locked doors. In Unity, Dawson Julia operates a 14,000-square-foot warehouse on a main road through town...
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    ME: Medical Marijuana Caregivers Face Restrictions In Saco

    Saco could become the first community in Maine to ban small in-home medical marijuana growers. City officials are considering zoning ordinance amendments that would prohibit medical marijuana caregivers from cultivating marijuana in their homes and limit them to the city's industrial business...
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    ME: Medical Marijuana Caregivers Face Restrictions In Saco

    Saco could become the first community in Maine to ban small in-home medical marijuana growers. City officials are considering zoning ordinance amendments that would prohibit medical marijuana caregivers from cultivating marijuana in their homes and limit them to the city's industrial business...
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    ME: Biddeford Puts Hold On New Marijuana Facilities

    The Biddeford City Council has enacted a six-month moratorium on new medical marijuana dispensaries and marijuana growing facilities in the city. During the next six months, city staff and the planning board will examine land use regulations and develop a recommendation for the City Council...
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    ME: Biddeford To Consider Moratorium On Medical Marijuana Facilities

    The Biddeford City Council on Tuesday will consider placing a temporary moratorium on new medical marijuana dispensaries and marijuana growing facilities in the city. Biddeford will join a small number of Maine communities grappling with how to regulate medical marijuana caregivers, some of...