Maine Marijuana Dispensary Operators to be Named

As previously reported here, eight medical marijuana dispensaries are due to open in Maine on July 1, 2011. The Department of Health and Human Services has received a total of 17 applications to run cannabis dispensaries on a non-profit basis; they are expected to release the names of the chosen eight today.

In November 2009, residents voted in favoar of a Maine medical marijuana bill for the following conditions:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV
  • Hepatitis C
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Nail-patella syndrome
  • Chronic intractable pain,
  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
  • Severe nausea
  • Seizures (epilepsy)
  • Severe and persistent muscle spasms
  • Multiple sclerosis

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