On Thursday, Aug. 18, Darrell Gudroe, board member and community educator for Medical Marijuana Caregivers of Maine (MMCM), will be speaking at the Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education Lyme meeting. This meeting will be held at the Community Center, Meadow Mall, Boothbay Harbor from 6-8 p.m. and is open to the public.
In 1999, Maine became one of the first states in the country to legalize cannabis for medical use and in 2009, passed a law allowing a person with a doctor's certification to purchase medical cannabis from a caregiver or dispensary. In 2010, MMCM was formed as trade association to help provide advocacy and education surrounding this medical need.
Medical doctors are integrating medical marijuana more and more with treatment protocols to those suffering from chronic and painfully debilitating illnesses and Darrell will share with us how MMCM is supporting that need here in Maine.
For more information about this meeting or the organization, please contact Paula Jackson Jones (207) 446-6447, Angele Rice (207) 841-8757 or visit their website www.midcoastlymediseasesupport.blogspot.com