By Associated Press - Monday, March 20, 2017

BANGOR, Maine (AP) - Officials in Bangor, Maine, are set to discuss the regulation of marijuana in the wake of the City Council chairman raising the possibility of the city getting into the pot business.

The City Council and staff will discuss marijuana Monday at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. There is a moratorium on marijuana sales in the city in wake of state residents approving legalization of the drug last year.

City Council Chairman Joe Baldacci said last week the city would have a better chance to gain tax revenue from marijuana if it got into the business of selling it. He says the city could potentially do this by chartering a corporation to sell pot.

It’s not legal to sell pot in Maine yet because officials are still working on creating state regulations.

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