Impact of moratoriums on legal marijuana

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PORTLAND (WGME) -- Cities and towns across the state are considering moratoriums on marijuana.

Voters in the city of Gardiner rejected Question 1 by less than 200 votes on Election Day.

Recently they discussed what they should do next.

Gardiner is talking about following the lead of cities like Westbrook and Brewer, and holding off on allowing retail shops to open.

Gardiner Planning Board Chair Deborah Willis says if the Department of Agriculture finishes drafting laws early, the city wants to have a plan in place to deal with them.

On Election Day Louis Sigel voted yes on 1, now he's saying no to putting pot shops on hold, because the law does it for them.

He says it'll take a year to work out license laws. So Gardiner should play it role in shaping them.

Some counselors say they aren't confident in lawmakers to look out for their interests.

In a majority vote, the city council decided to vote on a moratorium next month.

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