BANGOR  — City officials in Bangor have held their first discussion on where they should put a marijuana dispensary.

The Bangor Daily News reports a City Council committee met Tuesday to consider allowing dispensaries in most zones with certain exceptions, such as keeping them a reasonable distance from schools. Assistant City Solicitor Paul Nicklas said any state restriction would trump city restrictions.

Voters in November approved a statewide referendum that expands Maine’s medical marijuana law. It allows retail dispensaries where patients can legally buy pot with a doctor’s prescription.

Some councilors, such as Chairman Richard Stone, are opposed to the idea and suggested that Bangor consider a six-month moratorium, much like other communities.


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