If you’re a low income medical marijuana patient in the state of Maine, you definitely want to be in Portland on Saturday.
According to the Maine Patients Coalition, based in Portland, Maine, low income patients have been priced right out of using the state-run medical marijuana program in the Pine Tree State. “And these are the sick Maine patients who need this program the most!” said Chris Kenoyer, director of the MPC.
Kenoyer said that Maine’s low income patients have been “completely abandoned” by Maine’s state-run program, administered by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and by the legal Maine dispensaries. “There has to be ‘compassionate caregiving’ here in Maine for ALL sick patients!” he said.
The Patients Coalition invites legal medical marijuana patients in Maine to come watch history being made at noon this Saturday, September 1, at the Atlantic CannaFest in Deering Oaks Park, Portland. “Maine law allows us to donate excess medical marijuana to other sick legal Maine patients,” Kenoyer said.
The Maine Patients Coalition will be publicly donating, 100 percent free medical marijuana to low income legal patients.
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“They don’t think that we low income sick and terminal Maine medical marijuana patients even matter,” Kenoyer said. “This Saturday, we plan on proving them wrong — and doing it very publicly.”
“I was taught to share my good fortune,” Kenoyer said. “I have meds to donate for 100 percent free to our fellow Maine state legal low income sick medical marijuana patients.”
Maine patients should bring their doctor’s current written medical marijuana recommendation and state ID and enjoy Saturday’s festivities in Deering Oaks Park.
The Atlantic CannaFest itself will run from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and will feature live entertainment including High Hopes Band and Ryan Halliburton of The Grumps. Vendors, speakers, patients, caregivers, dispensaries, lawyers, physicians, and horticulturalists will be participating. Admission is free, and a medical marijuana recommendation is not required to attend.
A patients’ Hospitality VIP Tent will be available. Patients should RSVP for an invite to the Hospitality Tent.
Scheduled speakers include Green Party Presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein; Dr. Dustin Sulak, Rep. Mark Dion, Alysia Melnick of the Maine Civil Liberties Union, Rep. Diane Russell, Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate Andrew Ian Dodge, and Lynn William.