Brewer Gives Initial Approval to Medical Marijuana Rules 

Catherine Pegram

Brewer city councilors have given an initial okay to new rules should a medical marijuana dispensary move to town.Under the regulations, only one dispensary and cultivation site would be allowed Brewer – with both operations in the same building, with the same owner. Police Chief Perry Antoine, who was on the committee that crafted the regulations, says the facility would also be limited to the city’s professional district on Dirigo Drive and would be at least 1,000 feet from a school. The regulations are in response to the state’s new law allowing for medical marijuana dispensaries. City councilors unanimously approved the first reading of the rules last night. They’re expected to hold a second reading and vote on them at the next council meeting, November 9th.