Medical marijuana clinic opens in Brewer

5:16 PM, May 18, 2012   |    comments
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BREWER, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- Wellness Connection of Maine opened a new medical marijuana clinic in Brewer late last week. Which now give Wellness Connection of Maine four medical marijuana clinics in the State.

Wellness Connection of Maine Executive Director Becky Dekeuster said patients need to receive a recommendation from their doctor before they can come to the clinic to talk about using medical marijuana.

"A physician's note has to be on tamper proof paper. We all know what that looks like. And it's hard if not impossible to fake," Dekeuster said.

According to Dekeuster, the clinic needs to follow other security guidelines set up by the state, and she wants people to know that the clinic follows the rules closely.

"They can rest assured that we are operating under very stringent state regulations. That we have set ourselves a high bar internally in terms of what we expect of our staff, our patients and I think that if they give us a chance they will see that this truly a center that is helping people," Dekeuster said.

But Brewer City Council Member Larry Doughty said, even though the clinic has rules to follow, he is still nervous about the things people might do if the use medicinal marijuana.

"People riding around getting in their cars and driving around, you know, when they shouldn't be," Doughty said.

Dekeuster said staff members at the clinic educate people about the effects medicinal marijuana has and how to properly use it-as well as informing patients about the state laws on medical marijuana, to try and keep patients safe if they use medical marijuana.

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