Monday, December 7, 2009

City Eyes Regulations for Medicinal Pot Dispensaries

[Charlie] Wynott’s plans--and the potential for
others--have gotten city officials talking about how they can regulate the
number and location of marijuana dispensaries in the city. One of Wynott’s
neighbors, who operates a day care next door, has taken issue with what he’s
doing now and doesn’t want to see more marijuana being distributed from his
home. City Council President Brendan Rielly said the situation in California,
where a lack of regulation has resulted in an onslaught of dispensaries, led him
to start a discussion about regulations in Westbrook. "They’re just overrun with
these public dispensaries and now they’re trying to put the genie back in the
bottle," he said. "I wanted to make sure we’re out in front of it and
- John C.L. Morgan

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