CAMDEN — A Camden Select Board-appointed Cannabis Working Group is recommending a public vote on licensing small-scale marijuana growing and product manufacture anywhere in Camden, except around schools and the Camden Public Library.
The group forwarded its recommendations for marijuana cultivation and manufacturing facilities to the Select Board July 31, and the issue is scheduled on the Aug. 7 Select Board agenda.
Recommendations on retail sales and testing facilities will be finalized later in 2018, according to the Working Group’s letter.
The purpose in first addressing licensing for cultivation and manufacturing is to “aid the Select Board and Camden residents in addressing these different aspects of Adult Use Cannabis more clearly and separately” and “provide a process by which Adult Use Cannabis cultivation may be made possible for local farmers and businesses for the 2019 growing season.
The local recommendations use State definitions of outdoor and indoor growing facilities, which range in