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One of the most important soil amendments in my opinion is Mycorrhiza (sp?). Not only is it good for the roots, but most importantly it helps stave off powdery mildew and bud rot which can destroy a whole crop in the blink of an eye!brainfix wrote: There are six medical marijuana shops in the Bangor area and they have never been an issue. Retail shops won't appear for another year for the same short-sighted, fear mongering reasons as you're experiencing in Mass. I'll be growing a crop this year - 12 indica plants out at my camp, so I'll probably have plenty to last the winter...
I really bumped on the 160,000 people in the Bangor metro area. So I looked it up. Apparently the statisticians consider all of Penobscot County to be the "Bangor metropolitan area" so Millinocket and about 30 miles beyond, or as far as a two hour drive north of Bangor, is considered part of the metropolitan area. So is Newport and the towns over that way. Current stat is about 155,000 for the county, though.brainfix wrote: The more the merrier, as each shop will vary according to what they carry. I shop at all the dispensaries around here for different items. One shop has 50mg capsules that are guaranteed sleep inducers, while another has kick-ass gummies. Yet another has wicked strong vapes while another is well-known for their potent buds. There are upwards of 160,000 people in the Bangor metro area, so the existing shops as well as the black market pretty much have it covered.
Attempts to limit us to a single store are just silly. Not unless those same reactionary forces are trying to close down the plethora of Packys (Packies?!) in town. As any fool knows - alcohol is far more dangerous to our individual and collective health tan cannabis is. There is no rational argument against this.Karly wrote: I just read that Gloucester will have at least one shop and cannot have a ban because a municipality cannot prevent a medical marijuana establishment from adding adult use marijuana sales under the state code. Happy Valley would meet this criteria. So the proposal that is being made according to Val Gilman's page is to limit it to one store. This will require a public hearing and council vote. Otherwise we would have 3 stores. Thoughts on one store vs three?
I can tell you from my alcohol retail experience that Rockporter's by a wide margin had the highest number of hardcore drinkers of any Cape Ann community.gator wrote: Bravo Manchester for voting in favor of Pot Shops
Hopefully people use that same common sense when its Rockport's turn to vote.
There was a good fear piece in the Time's yesterday about how it will ruin Rockport's "Unique beauty and tranquility" and even some "what about the children" thrown in for good measure!
I read Val's post and then read the the Section that she cited and I'm not sure that she is correct about not being able to ban recreational shops. I think that section means that if a municipality does opt to allow recreational, they can't, through zoning, exclude a currently permitted Medical Dispensary from being a recreational dispensary as well. I'm pretty sure that a municipality can allow medical and still ban recreational (in Gloucester that would only happen by a voter referendum). Of course, if laws were written in plain English I wouldn't have to go looking for some supporting article, lol.Karly wrote: I just read that Gloucester will have at least one shop and cannot have a ban because a municipality cannot prevent a medical marijuana establishment from adding adult use marijuana sales under the state code. Happy Valley would meet this criteria. So the proposal that is being made according to Val Gilman's page is to limit it to one store. This will require a public hearing and council vote. Otherwise we would have 3 stores. Thoughts on one store vs three?