City of Bangor, ME
Penobscot County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Bangor 9-13-2010 by Ord. No. 10-185.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Alarm systems — See Ch. 58.
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Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided that it shall apply retroactively to all actions and proceedings pending on May 10, 2010, notwithstanding the provisions of 1 M.R.S.A. § 302.

§ 177-1 Legislative findings and declarations.

A. 
Marijuana has both legitimate medical uses and a history of widespread illegal use and trafficking.
B. 
In order to preserve the safety, health, and welfare of the citizens of Bangor and others, the dispensing of marijuana requires careful attention and control, including but not limited to reasonable security and oversight requirements.
C. 
The value of and ready market for illicit marijuana makes theft of marijuana and marijuana plants a significant concern.

§ 177-2 Definitions.

A. 
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
REGISTERED CULTIVATION FACILITY
As defined by Chapter 165, 165-13, of this Code,
REGISTERED DISPENSARY
As defined by Chapter 165, § 165-13, of this Code.
B. 
Terms not defined herein shall have the customary dictionary meanings.

§ 177-3 Security and oversight requirements.

A. 
There shall be no outdoor cultivation of marijuana.
B. 
Alarm systems. All registered dispensaries and registered cultivation facilities shall have door and window intrusion alarms with audible and police notification components.
C. 
Exterior security lighting. All registered dispensaries and registered cultivation facilities shall have spot lights with motion sensors covering the full perimeter of the facility.
D. 
Video surveillance. All registered dispensaries and registered cultivation facilities shall have recorded video surveillance covering all plants and the entire exterior. The recorded video surveillance shall be operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week for registered cultivation facilities, and shall be operating at least at all times while the facility is not open to patients for registered dispensaries. Records of surveillance shall be kept for a minimum of 30 days.
E. 
A registered dispensary or registered cultivation facility may not continue to employ an employee who is convicted of any state or federal controlled substance law while employed at the registered dispensary or registered cultivation facility. If a principal officer or board member is convicted of any state or federal controlled substance law while a principal officer or board member of a registered dispensary or registered cultivation facility, that registered dispensary or registered cultivation facility shall immediately be considered in violation of this chapter.
F. 
A registered dispensary may not be open to the public between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
G. 
Sufficient measures must be in place at all times to prevent smoke or odor from exiting a registered dispensary or registered cultivation facility.

§ 177-4 Violations and penalties.

Whoever violates the provisions of this chapter shall be punished by a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $500 for each offense, or by loss of their City-issued business license, or both. Each day a violation exists shall constitute a separate offense.