Medical marijuana caregivers hold first trade show

Posted Nov. 06, 2011, at 10:01 a.m.
Last modified Nov. 06, 2011, at 3:06 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine’s medical marijuana caregivers held their first trade show and festival in the state.

Medicinal users with the proper legal documentation were allowed to use marijuana in a tent outside the city-owned Augusta Civic Center on Saturday thanks to an agreement by police, the District Attorney’s Office and organizers of Home Grown Maine. The Kennebec Journal in Augusta says it was the first time medical marijuana users were able to legally medicate in public.

Chris Kenoyer of Portland, a patients’ advocate and activist who uses marijuana for severe, chronic back pain caused by a degenerative spinal injury, used a vaporizer to inhale marijuana during the Home Grown Maine trade show. Kenoyer calls medical marijuana a step forward for all Maine patients.