Cumberland Votes to Allow Marijuana Sales in One Area of Town. In Addition to the High School Parking Lot, of Course

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MarijuanaCUMBERLAND — The Town Council voted unanimously Monday to allow registered medical marijuana dispensaries in part of town. The town code will be amended to allow dispensaries as a permitted use in the Office Commercial North district, which follows U.S. Route 1 from the Tuttle Road ramp north to the Yarmouth town line. Medical marijuana dispensaries have been allowed in Maine since 2009. Eight districts were created, and Cumberland is part of the district that includes Cumberland County. Wellness Connection of Maine, based in Portland, is the registered dispensary for the district. Cumberland is pursuing a proactive approach to dispensaries by designating an area for the use, as opposed to having to react to an application, Town Manager Bill Shane said. (read more at The Forecaster)