Maine became the fifth state to allow licensed medical marijuana dispensaries this week, which yesterday prompted Governor John Baldacci to set up an implementation task force. medical-marijuana

The task force comprises fourteen members, who have been drawn from the Department of Health and Human Services, the police force, the medical community and patient advocates.  Four futher members will be appointed by legislative leaders.

Governor Baldacci is quoted as saying  that the goal of the task force would be to follow the spirit and intent of the law while at the same time avoiding unintended consequences.


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