TOWN PROVIDING INFORMATION and SEEKING INPUT on RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA
The Town of Kittery Marijuana Working Group has launched a webpage to share information about recreational marijuana in Maine, and gather input from residents and businesses on their vision for recreational marijuana in Kittery. Click here to access the Recreational Marijuana webpage.
Visitors to the webpage will find a link to the State Legislature’s Joint Committee on Implementation of recreational marijuana, the town’s framework for addressing marijuana legalization, a presentation given by the Maine Municipal Association on Maine’s legalization measure, and other information. The webpage also includes links to a resident survey and a business survey. In both surveys, the Working Group is gathering information on the interest of having different types of marijuana facilities in Kittery and input on opportunities and concerns. The business survey also seeks to understand if businesses are considering opening a marijuana facility in Kittery.
The Working Group is also developing a community forum on recreational marijuana. Details regarding the forum will be announced in early May.
Maine voters approved the legalization of marijuana for recreational uses in November of 2016. The law allows cities and towns to determine if they want to allow retail recreational marijuana grow facilities, manufacturing, and retail stores in their communities. In accordance with the new law, the town cannot enact ordinances or regulations that prohibit or limit personal use of recreational marijuana in Kittery.
The Working Group is comprised of the Town Manager, Kendra Amaral, Doctor Robert Hulefeld of York Hospital, Police Chief James Soucy, Fire Chief David O’Brien, Town Planner, Chris DiMatteo, Code Enforcement Officer, Robert Marchi, School Resource Officer Jay Durgin, and Intern David Evans. They meet monthly and are focused on drafting land use, public safety, and town policy proposals to address recreational marijuana in Kittery.
For more information contact Kendra Amaral at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 207-475-1329.