Local marijuana shops fear industry damage from proposed new rules

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

A state public hearing set for March 22 will take feedback on proposed changes to Maine’s medical marijuana program, changes local businesses believe will put them at a competitive disadvantage, especially against large corporations.

“They’re going to shut down the small businesses in Maine,” says David Finlay, owner of Indian Trail Farms in Machias, who is not alone in his frustration. Last week, several dozen people marched outside the Augusta Civic Center to protest the proposed changes.

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