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Pot stores slowed by glitches, resistance | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Pot stores slowed by glitches, resistance | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

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Frenchville likely pot dispensary site | Bangor Daily News

Frenchville likely pot dispensary site | Bangor Daily News.

Bangor passes medical marijuana ordinance, repeals moratorium | Bangor Daily News

Bangor passes medical marijuana ordinance, repeals moratorium | Bangor Daily News.

Our View: California shows how pot dispensaries can work | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Our View: California shows how pot dispensaries can work | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

Taking pot ‘out of the shadows’: Advocates say the availability of medical marijuana leads to a greater general acceptance of cannabis.

OAKLAND, Calif. – Steve DeAngelo didn’t come west just to open the world’s largest medical marijuana dispensary.

He has bigger plans.

“I’m all about creating a cannabis distribution model that will be accepted in the heartland of America,” DeAngelo said.

He may be getting closer to that goal. DeAngelo’s creation – Harborside Health Center – will be one of the models for Maine’s first medical marijuana dispensaries.

Eight storefront dispensaries are expected to open in Maine this winter. They will expand access to the drug for patients in and around Portland, Augusta, Bangor and five other communities. They also will take marijuana out of the shadows and put it in plain view.

“We create an environment where people can look at cannabis and re-evaluate the way they feel about it,” said DeAngelo, who is not involved in Maine.

No one expects Maine to turn overnight into Oakland, perhaps the country’s most pot-friendly city. Mainers are already pretty comfortable with medicinal pot, however, having first legalized it in 1999 and then, last fall, voting to establish dispensaries.

Now, activists hope, dispensaries will get Mainers even more comfortable with cannabis.

Click to read the rest of John Richardson’s story in the Portland Press Herald.

Dispensary applicants competing for licenses | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Dispensary applicants competing for licenses | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

Calif. pot clinic eyes Brewer | Bangor Daily News

Calif. pot clinic eyes Brewer – Bangor Daily News.

Portland rejects temporary ban on medical marijuana dispensary | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Portland rejects temporary ban on medical marijuana dispensary | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

Applicant seeks half of medical pot dispensaries | The Kennebec Journal, Augusta, ME

Applicant seeks half of medical pot dispensaries | The Kennebec Journal, Augusta, ME.