‘I’ve smoked it, I know how fun it is. I just don’t see why we need it in our town’: Kittery officials balk at retail pot

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KITTERY, Maine — It wasn’t a promising night for the future of retail marijuana in town.

At Monday’s Town Council and Planning Board workshop on the matter, Planning Board member Drew Fitch remarked, “I’d hate to see Kittery looking like Seabrook, where instead of fireworks, we have pot outlets.”

Mark Alesse, also on the Planning Board, added, “I’ve smoked it, I know how fun it is … I just don’t see why we need to have it in our town. What are the upsides of having it here? I don’t know any.”

The joint meeting was held to chart the future course for the town in navigating retail marijuana opportunities following a

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