US (MA): Presque Isle to discuss regulated cannabis sale and cultivation

The Presque Isle City Council and planning board will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23, on a new cannabis ordinance that would permit the cultivation and sale of recreational pot within the city.

The ordinance, approved by the planning board on Dec. 19 and awaiting approval from the Presque Isle City Council, follows a standard set by many municipalities across the United States for recreational weed. 

It would allow Maine residents to receive licenses to cultivate cannabis for commercial recreational use, and to sell it in “pot shops” within the city.

While the law would permit the sale of recreational cannabis for the first time in Presque Isle’s 160-year history, the ordinance explicitly prohibits several forms of cannabis sale, cultivation and consumption.


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