BANGOR- Cities across the state are working to iron out details surrounding recreational marijuana sales.
Bangor city officials are looking at possibly changing an ordinance to allow certain medical marijuana facilities to switch to selling recreational pot.
The way the ordinance is worded now, medical marijuana locations in certain areas of the city would not be allowed to sell recreational marijuana.
The assistant city solicitor, Paul Nicklas, told us that some medical marijuana locations don’t fall within the city’s zoning limits because they were properly grandfathered in.
“One of them came to us and said we’d like to become a recreational store once that’s allowed and the question was whether or not their grandfather status under the medical side would also allow them to be a store under the recreational side,” said Nicklas.
However, they would need to choose their status to be exclusively a medical or recreational establishment, not both.
Nicklas said the process of making this change will likely take a couple of months.