Pubdate: Sat, 10 Jul 2010
Source: Portland Press Herald (ME)
Copyright: 2010 MaineToday Media, Inc.
Author: John Richardson, Staff Writer
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STATE AWARDS SIX OF EIGHT LICENSES TO DISPENSE MEDICAL MARIJUANA
Northeast Patients Group Earns the Chance to Distribute the Drug in
Cumberland County and Three Other Regions.
PORTLAND – Cumberland County’s first medical marijuana dispensary is
expected to open this fall on Congress Street in Portland.
York County may have to wait a little longer.
Maine awarded six operating licenses Friday for nonprofit
dispensaries around the state, and one of the licensees plans to
lease part of the former Key Bank building at 959 Congress, near the
corner of St. John Street.
However, officials rejected all six license applications to operate a
dispensary in York County and set a new deadline of Aug. 20 for the
next round of applications. That could push back the opening of a
dispensary in that part of the state until early next year. New
applications also must be sought for the Down East facility.
Northeast Patients Group won the right to open the dispensary in
Cumberland County, one of eight public health districts in Maine. The
group, which has Cumberland County Sheriff Mark Dion on its board of
directors, also won licenses to operate dispensaries in three other
districts around the state: Augusta-Waterville, Thomaston-Rockland