A proposed moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries in Maine's largest city is drawing more opposition.
Cumberland County Sheriff Mark Dion and the Maine Civil Liberties Union are among those calling on the city to scrap the proposal altogether.
Sheriff Dion, activists, medical marijuana patients and attorneys for MCLU gathered on the front steps of city hall Thursday morning.
They say the moratorium sends a bad message after voters last November approved a statewide referendum that expanded Maine's medical marijuana law. It allows patients with certain conditions to buy marijuana from dispensaries with a doctor's recommendation.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Sheriff Dion Supports Marijuana Dispensaries
In response to a proposal to impose a six-month moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries in Portland, Councilor Dave Marshall, with the Maine Civil Liberites Union and Cumberland County Sheriff Mark Dion spoke out against the moratorium. WCSH6.com: