Major Overhaul To Medical Marijuana Program Might Open The Door For More Patients
Late Tuesday night, lawmakers agreed on a bill that will dramatically overhaul the state’s medical marijuana program.
If it becomes law, the proposal is expected to have a significant impact on the dozens of small businesses operating as caregivers, opening the door for more patients in exchange for stricter state oversight.
Homegrown Health Care of Maine might be easy to miss for drivers barreling down Route 202 just outside of Augusta, but it’s literally a one-stop shop for people who qualify as patients — or who want to — under the state’s medical marijuana program.
Owner Catherine Lewis begins her tour in a kitchen that doubles as a demonstration area for the classes and production of cannabis-infused oils and edibles.
“We can teach patients and caregivers how to make different tinctures and oils and salves. Terri’s making edibles right now,” she says.
She then enters a small room where she consults patients, some of whom are referred to the shop by the doctor’s