June 18, 2018
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Medical marijuana patient’s plants reported stolen

By Darcie Moore, Times Record

RICHMOND, Maine — Richmond police are investigating the theft of five very large marijuana plants from a Front Street residence between Friday night and Saturday morning.

A Front Street resident at 10:20 a.m. Saturday told police that five marijuana plants had been stolen overnight. The complainant was growing the five plants for himself for medicinal use and had a legal certificate to do so under the state medical marijuana law, according to Richmond Police Chief Scott MacMaster.

Police said the plants were planted behind the residence, but did not release further information about where on the property the plants were when stolen.

MacMaster said the complainant reported that the plants had grown to between 10 and 14 feet tall.

Maine has allowed prescribing as well as limited cultivation and possession of medical marijuana since 1999, according to the Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library. MacMaster said police are handling the theft just as if prescription drugs had been taken.

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