After receiving several requests from residents to open up a medical marijuana production facility in Norway, the town has put a moratorium in place. The town decided on the moratorium for several reasons as noted in the proclamation posted to the town's Facebook page. Among them are concerns of the odors they might produce, public safety and welfare.

The production of medical marijuana is allowed in and regulated by the State of Maine, but towns are allowed to regulate locally. Norway's moratorium only applies to production of medical marijuana that is not at a caregiver or patient's primary residence.

Norway is the latest in a list of several towns in Maine imposing moratoriums on medical marijuana facilities until they can come up with a plan to properly regulate it. Some have just said flat out said no to medical marijuana facilities.

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