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REGULATION
Lewiston imposes significant new restrictions on where cannabis businesses can open
Changes to the city's ordinance come amid concerns by some officials that the number of marijuana businesses is getting too high. "I don't want to be looked upon as the pot capital of Maine," said Councilor Lee Clement. Read more
 
REGULATION
Cumberland medical marijuana caregivers must register with the town, pay $2,000 fee under new law
The town is offering a $1,000 discount for those who register by Feb. 24. The regular deadline is April 24. Read more
 
A public hearing on plans for the former Brass Compass Cafe have been postponed. Read more
 
 
BUSINESS
New York planning $200 million equity fund for new marijuana industry
State officials want 'the most diverse and inclusive' cannabis market in the nation, but advocates say the timing of funding and services is more important than the amount. Read more
 
BUSINESS
Water rights debate creating tension with cannabis businesses in New Mexico
Some farmers and rural residents worry that a proposal to help small marijuana growers would unfairly allow them to tap limited water resources. Read more

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Networking / Training
Medical Marijuana Caregivers of Maine network meeting: March 24 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Augusta Country Club, 19 Hammonds Grove, Manchester. Read more

Metrc adult-use training: Instructor-led online classes provide licensees an overview of the marijuana tracking system being used in Maine. Classes are Tuesdays at 1 p.m., Wednesdays at 9 a.m. and Fridays at 10 a.m. Read more / register

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