Cloud Hangs over Couple's Plans for Cannabis Club in Maine

A Lewiston business owners wants to open a cannabis club for medical marijuana patients, but city officials say it's not legal.

Shanon Gogan said her cannabis club is not a nightclub, but a small room with a table and eight chairs.

"We are going to check their medical card before they come back here to make sure they are legal and legit to use their medicine," Gogan said.

Gogan and her husband, Vincent Gogan, are medical marijuana patients. Vincent Gogan is a licensed caregiver.

The couple owns Legal Peaces smoke shop on Lisbon Street.

"There's a lot of patients out there that don't have access to a safe place to take their medication," Shanon Gogan said.

But their plan to transform the back room of their shop into the cannabis club is not permitted under city ordinances.

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