Samantha Brown has spent years advocating for access to the medical marijuana that helps control her 5-year-old daughter’s seizures. She testifies at legislative hearings in Augusta, networks with parents of pediatric cannabis patients and shares stories of Kaylee’s struggle with a severe seizure disorder.
But when it comes to the marijuana legalization initiative on the November ballot, Brown is firmly opposed to expanding the cannabis market in Maine.
She is among the unlikely group of opponents in Maine’s tight-knit medical marijuana community who worry that the arrival of a recreational market will limit access to medication – especially for patients under 21 – and push small-scale growers out of business.
“This is real and this is what’s happening in other states,” said Brown, who lives in South Berwick. “This very well could happen to us.” Click here to read more....