Current legalization of medical and leisure marijuana in Maine has resulted in a stampede of those that desire a stake within the state’s booming marijuana market. The state’s Workplace of Marijuana Coverage is charged with regulating this market. Amongst its many statutes is one that permits individuals to develop as much as 30 mature marijuana crops, plus quite a few immature crops and seedlings, indoors or outdoor. There is no such thing as a stipulation about how shut hashish crops could be to a neighboring properties or residences. Thus, as is in my case, my neighbor has greenhouse filled with mature marijuana crops and several other extra exterior of greenhouse, inside 50 ft of my yard.
Little did I do know after I voted for marijuana legalization that the crops emit a noxious odor, particularly as they method harvest within the fall. Their cultivator additionally smokes his product day by day within the yard yr spherical, so I’m subjected to its stench all year long. I’m advocating for Winthrop’s City Council, which is creating a marijuana ordinance for the city, to incorporate limits on proximity to neighboring residences and the variety of crops cultivators can develop outdoor inside the city’s rural zones.
Assessment of the proposed ordinance is on the council’s agenda at its common assembly on Sept. 13 at 7 p.m., which is open to the general public. This is a chance for Winthrop residents who don’t need to be the sufferer of a dwelling scenario akin to mine to have a say about how the cultivation and sale of marijuana might be regulated in our city.
and anxious residents can overview the proposed marijuana ordinance at winthropmaine.org after which attend the assembly on Sept. 13. It might be too late for me, however it may not be for you.