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Officials call for fast tracking a medical marijuana dispensary in Portland
It's a conflict over medical marijuana in the city of Portland.
Some city officials have recently called for a six month moratorium on opening a dispensary within city limits. But Thursday morning, one city councilor, along with the Maine Civil Liberties Union and Cumberland County sheriff Mark Dion called for the proposed delay to be dropped. At a city hall news conference, they urged the city council to defeat the moratorium and get a dispensary up and running as soon as possible. City councilor Dave Marshall is sponsoring an order that would allow for any dispensary to be set up in the downtown area. Meanwhile, a hearing on the proposed moratorium is scheduled for June 21st.
Posted: Thursday, June 17 2010, 12:41 PM EDT