Rockland councilors to talk trash, pot at Wednesday meeting

By Stephen Betts | Nov 27, 2017

Rockland — The Rockland City Council has scheduled a Wednesday night meeting to talk about the upcoming change in trash operations as well as proposed regulations on medical marijuana facilities.

The council has scheduled the workshops for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29 at city hall.

The first workshop that evening is on ecomaine. The council voted in April to approve a 20-year contract with ecomaine that begins March 31, 2018. That is when the long-term contract with Penobscot Energy Recovery Company of Orrington expires.

That workshop will be followed by one concerning proposed ordinances for the city to regulate medical marijuana operations.

The council gave preliminary approval Nov. 13 on 3-2 votes to ordinances. A final vote and formal public hearings are are scheduled for Dec. 11.

The ordinances would regulate where the facilities could be located and what the approval process is.

Comments (3)
Posted by: Amy Files | Nov 29, 2017 13:58

I'd like to see Rockland regulate marijuana similarly to how we regulate wine. It can be sold in nice stores right on Main Street. Growing facilities could bring in tax revenue and jobs -- my only concern about them is that we have very specific rules regarding odor and noise. I don't really have an opinion about the marijuana "clubs" -- I'd think of them more like a wine tasting and allow them to be connected to retail sales...

Posted by: Francis Mazzeo, Jr. | Nov 27, 2017 17:07

Roll  'em and stoke 'em.

Posted by: Sumner Kinney | Nov 27, 2017 10:16

I feel that the City of Rockland should prohibit medical marijuana facilities within the city limits.  Thomaston currently has a facility and hopefully will continue to welcome business that offer legal marijuana.  It amazes me that we as a state voted in favor of legalization but most say NIMBY.  What a hoot!  Thomaston is open for business.

FOOTNOTE:  I voted against the statewide legalization legislation referendum, and would again.

If you wish to comment, please login.