May 5, 2010; Source: Kennebec Journal | Finally! The day after the Washington, D.C. Council approved a medical marijuana measure (which still requires the mayor’s approval) the Department of Health and Human Services in Maine announced it has set up rules for selecting nonprofit pot dispensaries under Maine’s Medical Use of Marijuana Act. I, for one, want to welcome this new nonprofit field into our communities. It’s well past time and major kudos to the advocates who have continued to push at this issue for many decades.—Ruth McCambridge
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Ruth is the founder and Editor Emerita of the Nonprofit Quarterly. Her background includes forty-five years of experience in nonprofits, primarily in organizations that mix grassroots community work with policy change. Beginning in the mid-1980s, Ruth spent a decade at the Boston Foundation, developing and implementing capacity building programs and advocating for grantmaking attention to constituent involvement.