YORK, Maine — Kittery Town Councilor Cyrus Clark has filed an application with the town of York to operate a medical marijuana dispensary at Meadowbrook Plaza, with the goal of opening the facility by January 2020 if all goes as planned.
The proposed dispensary would be governed by the state’s revised medical marijuana law that went into effect in December. The York dispensary plans promulgated by Clark’s company, CC Agriculture LLC, will have to pass muster by both the town and state before it can open.
Clark received what appeared to be a warm reception from some members of the Planning Board during a “sketch plan,” or initial appearance recently. The bigger hurdle is likely to be with the state, which will be releasing only six new medical marijuana dispensary licenses for all of Maine. Currently, there are eight dispensaries in Maine; the closest to York is in Biddeford.
Plans call for the dispensary to be in a now-vacant space tucked into a corner of Meadowbrook. The facility will “provide the town of York and the surrounding communities with safe, tested, behind-the-counter medicine,” Clark said during his Planning Board appearance. “We will ensure that only qualifying patients with proper state ID will have access, while simultaneously blocking out black market actors.”
Clark is a medical marijuana caregiver and his cultivation facility is in Wells, where he leases space in a building owned by the company Springer LLC, which offers six cultivation rooms for caregivers, according to Code Enforcement Officer Jodine Adams.
Clark said in a later interview that he has “not made a final determination with regard to the location of the dispensary cultivation facility” — the place where the medical marijuana sold at the dispensary will be grown. He thus leaves open the possibility that a facility other than his