Home > All Posts, All things MAT, Don't know!, Family and Friends, NIMBYism > Waldoboro to consider ordinances for methadone clinics, marijuana dispensaries – Andrew Benore – Rockland – Camden – Knox – The Herald Gazette

Waldoboro to consider ordinances for methadone clinics, marijuana dispensaries – Andrew Benore – Rockland – Camden – Knox – The Herald Gazette

“Amazingly a woman from Waldoboro actually asked me to attend this meeting…apparently she had no idea that I take methadone.  Isn’t that interesting, considering  people act like a methadone clinic is going to breed walking zombies who feed on young children or something-yet she had no idea that I take it, even though I was standing right near her!”-quote from MMT patient in Maine

Waldoboro to consider ordinances for methadone clinics, marijuana dispensaries – Andrew Benore – Rockland – Camden – Knox – The Herald Gazette.

Waldoboro to consider ordinances for methadone clinics, marijuana dispensaries

By Andrew Benore | Jan 05, 2011 

 

The Waldoboro Planning Board will hold an ordinance review discussion on methadone clinics and marijuana dispensaries the day after residents vote at a special town meeting on a moratorium for those operations.

The Waldoboro Planning Board will meet Wednesday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. at the town office to review the town’s ordinances as they apply to methadone clinics and marijuana dispensaries.

A special town meeting to vote on a moratorium for methadone clinics and marijuana dispensaries will be held Tuesday, Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Miller School.

A six-month moratorium would temporarily prohibit methadone clinics and marijuana dispensaries from opening in Waldoboro and give the town time to review, and possibly change, land use ordinances to regulate those businesses.

Currently, a methadone clinic in Waldoboro would fall under the category of medical offices in the land use ordinance. Medical offices are permitted in six of 10 of the town’s districts, including the historic village, rural village business, village, downtown business, Route 1 Commercial A and Route 1 Commercial B.

The moratorium is designed to give the town time to review and develop regulations for methadone clinics and marijuana dispensaries. The methadone clinic moratorium directs the planning board and other groups to “study the land use requirements of methadone treatment facilities and to consider what locations might be appropriate for such facilities.”

Facing pressure of a methadone clinic in Warren, residents of that town voted on Dec. 13 to approve a moratorium, which retroactively covered the clinic proposal from CRC Health Group.

Advertisements
  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: