Maine Becomes 5th State to Allow Pot Dispensaries

By: Clarke Canfield AP Email
By: Clarke Canfield AP Email

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - With Tuesday's election, Maine becomes
the fifth state to allow dispensaries where marijuana can be distributed to medical patients.

But medical marijuana advocates say Maine won't become like Los Angeles, where hundreds of dispensaries have popped up and come
under critical scrutiny.

Ethan Nadelmann of the New York-based Drug Policy Alliance says Los Angeles is the "wild west West" of marijuana dispensaries.

He says Maine law requires that dispensaries be licensed by the state, while California law does not. He adds that Maine law narrowly defines medical conditions for which patients can be prescribed pot, while California allows doctors to recommend it for virtually any ailment.

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